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POWER IN MOTION!

To borrow a page from Khalilah’s scientific notebook, one of my favorite concepts in Physics is the concept of Potential and Kinetic Energy. To simplify it, Potential Energy is energy that is stored up and Kinetic Energy is energy in motion. Use your imagination and visualize this example. A rubber band alone is just a rubber band; but, a rubber band changed from it’s original position and stretched has enormous Potential. It is storing up its energy for a time in which it will be released.  The Potential of that rubber band lies in its stretched state and when it is released it becomes Kinetic. When you pull a rubber band a little bit it has little bounce back, but when it is stretched to its maximum, once released it is really going to “pop” and I don’t mean break.

Some of us have been stretched while some of us are in a stretched state right now. Sometimes we wonder, “how did we get here?” External forces such as family, finances, friends and careers have us in a state where we are stretched. We wonder why things are happening to us and we have not recovered. We have great ideas and visions (potential) but we have decided on our own that they should not be released or maybe God has not released us to execute them.  We want to move but God says, “Not now, I am not finished storing up what you will need when I release you. You haven’t been stretched enough.” Some of us God has told to MOVE on all of the energy He has stored in us but we have gotten stuck in our Potential state.

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 KJV We are told in this scripture that God gave us Potential while we were still in the womb. Our very movement (Kinetic) from the birth canal to the world was the release of Potential Energy. We were born to move.

When I looked up the etymology of Potential it comes from the Latin meaning, “what’s possible” or “power” and Kinetic comes from the Latin and means “moving, putting in motion.” God has given each of us POWER IN MOTION. Consider the track hurdler. Before they move their legs to jump, there is a tremendous amount of Power that will allow them to physically move (Kinetic) and cross the hurdle. This Power (Potential) did not just appear overnight. The hurdler has stored energy that is a result of physical conditioning (becoming spiritually fit), building of muscle (reading the Bible), learning the proper technique and then there is the actual implementation (application of faith or applying what God has given you). You can’t stand in front of a hurdle and just decide to jump but there is a starting position that you have to run (prepare) and build up the momentum so that you can have the Power to get to the other side. Now let’s be honest. There are some people who have the ability to jump a hurdle; however, to jump a hurdle also requires focus and courage. Some people have conditioned themselves and have the Power but they lack focus or they fear the hurdle. They have all of this Potential but are scared to MOVE. Could this be you?

Faith in itself is the combination of Potential and Kinetic Energy. You have faith because you have all of these stored up beliefs, testimonies and examples of what God can and will do; however, it’s not really faith until it is put into motion. Consider this: James 2:17 (KJV) tells us that …Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. This is given in the perfect illustration through Abraham in James 2: 20-24 KJV– But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

Dear Daddy,

Thank You for birthing me into this world with Potential. As You reveal my Potential to me, give me the courage and the focus to transform that Potential Energy into Kinetic Energy in my life. As life experiences stretch me, remind me that the trials are only storing up my Potential so that my bounce back will be greater. Help me to remember that my return will be exceedingly and abundantly above ALL that I can think or imagine.  Help me to remember that having faith is having POWER IN MOTION. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies I EMPOWER you today to discover your Potential. What has God stored in you that you are waiting to be released or you are sitting on and refuse to release? Has God told you to move on something but you have decided on your own to wait? What are you waiting for? Decide today to transform that Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy and put POWER IN MOTION!

Ms. Chancee` Lundy currently resides in Atlanta, GA and is a small business co-owner of Nspiregreen, LLC an environmental consulting firm. She is also a dedicated daughter, sister, friend, community servant, and child of God. She is passionate about causes that truly uplift the community. One of her favorite scriptures is Hebrews 11:6: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

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12 thoughts on “POWER IN MOTION!”

    1. Amber as Nike said… “Just Do It” ….Pray about it and move something. There is so much potential in each of us but there is also missed potential in the graveyard. Don’t leave this side without being obedient to what he has placed in you.

  1. Chancee,and let the church say,”AMEN”! I was having my own church service reading this,but that’s not enough because I need to get into the flow of the POWER! With your example,kinetic energy reminds me of the Holy Spirit(who is power) and the potential(who is me),but with both forces combined it’s no STOPPING THEM! Yes, I am going to decree and declare that this day ALL of US are beining moved into the future already in forced plans and purposes that the Father has for us in Jesus Name, Amen! These past 3 days has been feeling like my spiritual baby is almost here and I’m in a last push until I’m there. All glory to God EM! I have been sharing with so many about this website and how you guys are all annointed in your own way and gifted in opening up your hearts to bring us the readers into a greater dimension in our relationship with our Father,but most importantly this is all done for the Father and for His glory,honor,and advancing His Kingdom.As I always say,”continue EM because the body needs you”!

    1. Lisa thanks so much for spreading the EM word. You spoke about forces and I failed to mention that in my post. In order for an object to move from Potential to Kinetic there are some forces acting upon it. God is pressing on all of us to do his will for our lives. He has given us this power and we must activate it.

  2. Very nice post! I love the point about having the power but lacking focus. God has stored so much within us, but we have to be willing to be poured out for His glory. We all have spiritual gifts. Imagine the impact of those gifts if we put our power in motion. Great job!

    1. Tasha this is the TRUTH. Some of us have all that we need but yet we get sidetracked and let distractions keep us from executing the will of God. He has impregnated us with so much possibility and it’s time to deliver. It is time to step up and stand out and have the commitment and the courage to do what he has said he wants us to do.

  3. Wheeeeew, this is good good good! I immediately thought about the Physics definition of power, the amount of work exerted over a certain distance. Without potential, you won’t complete as much distance, ie, no power!

    This was awesome Ace!

    1. If you want to go somewhere you have to MOVE. A running car that is still in Park goes nowhere but once it is put in drive it can go whatever distance it needs to so that it can make it to its destination.

    1. Hey Rodnisha! I am up in your business because he was up in my business. Now that you know….DO BETTER…without any hesitation. God’s got you!

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