Who can hold on to it?
Those who don’t have it
They want it
Those who have it:-
Some give it away
Some hold on so tight
When all is said and done
Both are the same
Power cannot be owned
It is always on a lease
No matter what, that lease expires
While you have it
You can share it and enjoy it
Or you can hoard it and let it destroy you
Power in whatever form or shape
Is a master often disguised as a servant
How you treat it determines your end
Power is borrowed
It never really is yours
No matter how heady it feels
And if you forget that
You will expire
Before your time.
In the presence of an enemy, your options for self preservation become simplified, demanding straight action, almost automatic responses to presenting danger.
In the absence of an immediate attack, all one can do is imagine the enemy’s strategies in all its worse possible forms set against all of one’s own weaknesses in all its possible forms. Our battles are thankfully are not all fought at once. The scope for having imagined fear for a battle yet to be fought is huge. The battle can therefore get lost in the battlefield of the mind before it ever actually occurs in reality due to the enormity of our ‘imagined fear’.
When your mind is conjuring up the most frightful images, always remember it often ends up not being as bad as it looks. You can be the conqueror and not the conquered.
Deep down in the recesses of my mind
I have a full proof plan
My confidence is sure
My energy is adequate
I can see the results
Of all my endeavours
How it will all pan out
Is no longer a mystery
But in the glare of daylight
My doubts begin to surface
Those niggling unfounded theories
Based on other’s experiences
My heart tells me ‘escape’
Do not try to be like them
They also thought they had a plan
Now look how their lives turned out.
So when the clock strikes nine
And it’s time to take a risk
I slink back in fear
And take a minute too long to re-evaluate
My already well thought out plan
I reorganise my full proof scheme
I recheck my resources
Though not enough, they fit the task
Soon opportunity can no longer wait
And I am right back where I started from
Afraid to make the first move
What a wreck this whole process is
I know for a fact that ‘I can succeed’
But facts don’t matter without action
Still too afraid to start.
My source and reserves are sure
Got to get rid of fear
And dive right in
Into the big blue sea
There are giant fishes ready to be caught
By great ones like me for sure
That’s the spirit, come on lets do this
John 8:24 KJV
What makes someone run into your arms can make another person run as far as they can away from you. There isn’t that much distance between COURAGE and FEAR.