Believe in Your Superpowers

by | Mar 8, 2021 | 4 comments

It’s no coincidence that these 40 Days of Apostleship overlap with some pretty scary times in our nation and world. As the world battles the coronavirus and we learn more about the attack on our nation’s capital, fear can threaten to engulf us. There has never been a better time to believe like Jesus—to develop the kind of faith he had—so you can perform the type of miracles he did. This is a great time to embrace your superpower.

This week we explore the third of Jesus’ core beliefs. Jesus not only believed in his partnership with God and that his prayers had power, Jesus believed in his superpower. No, I’m not talking about spidery web-making, speed, strength, shapeshifting, time travel, elasticity, invisibility, freezing, or flight. As impressive as these superpowers are, Jesus’ superpower makes these look like child’s play.

Jesus Believed in His Superpower

It’s easy to think that Jesus’ leading superpower was miracle-making. After all, he walked on water, calmed wind and waves, and rose from the dead. But I think those miracles were the result of his superpower, not the superpower itself.

Instead, I believe Jesus’ superpower was his ability to choose a miracle-making mindset. When faced with the worst of conditions—temptation by Satan, crucifixion by Pilate, disavowal by family—Jesus opted for faith. He wasn’t swayed by group-think or done in by peer pressure. Nor was he intimidated by personalities or daunted by principalities. Time and again, he chose God’s future over fear. Using this superpower means he stayed calm amid conflict, present under pressure, and mindful amid the madness. All of this allowed him to tune in to God’s prompting.

Soulful Step

Jesus isn’t the only one to possess this superpower. God has given it to you as well (Romans 12:2, Ephesians 2:8, 2 Timothy 1:7). Like Jesus, you too, have the capacity in every moment to choose your mindset. Don’t get me wrong. You’re probably not going to walk on water the first time out. Using this superpower requires a great deal of practice. Think Jedi Masters. It took Luke and Rey a long time to work well with the Force. The scriptures remind us that even Jesus himself had to grow up into the wisdom and stature of the Lord (Luke 2:52).

Choosing your thought-life begins not in your head but in your heart. To take this soulful step, tune in to your heart through quiet meditation, mindful breathing, reflection on scripture, or time in nature. It is from this grounded place that you can begin to notice the pattern of your thoughts. Ask yourself: Do my thoughts build my faith? Or do they tear me down?

Embrace the Belief that You Have This Superpower

The world is battered and wounded.  At this writing, the pandemic has cost the lives of over 500,000 Americans and crippled families across the nation.  The January 6 attack still echoes in our minds, as we wonder if/when the next horrific display of white supremacy and racism will occur.  Fear rises to the surface.

When fear threatens to set up camp in your heart, remember this: apostles don’t panic. Instead, like Jesus, they know they have a partnership with God. They know their prayers have power. They know they possess a superpower. Buoyed by these divine beliefs, apostles can hold a high vibration and ­­­­invite others to it.

You can deliberately resist being hijacked by fear and harness your own superpowers. Apostles are spiritual badasses in the making.

Through prayer, I was reminded that God called me to this ministry in the early days of the 2007-2008 crash and God has been by my side ever since. I realized that I didn’t have to cede my faith or surrender my spiritual authority to any wind or waves back then, and I certainly don’t now. I remembered I could choose my mindset.

Apostolic Action

How can you contribute to the miracle-making mindset the world needs? May I suggest the Prayer of St. Francis as a starting point?

And remember, if you long to be a shapeshifter or a time traveler, that the miracle-making mindset is the biggest superpower there is. Because when you decide to choose your thoughts, uplift your consciousness, and up-level your faith, everything becomes possible.

As a next step in learning to use your individual superpowers for the good of the nation and the world, I invite you to join me for my next free “How to Create a Culture of Renewal” webinar.

4 Comments

  1. RJ Davis

    Thank you for the blessing of Forty Days of Apostleship. There are 22 of us doing this Lenten journey together and all I can say is WOW! Lives are being transformed, God is changing our thinking, and our actions are becoming more apostolic each week. We are actually spending six days each week intentionally living with the content of your weekly posts! I share your posts with the group, then I write four posts in response to it and the sixth day we have an online discussion. It is bringing transformation to our lives!

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    • Rebekah Simon-Peter

      Wow! Great news, RJ. Give us the scoop! What kind of stuff is happening over there??

      Reply
    • BOBBY WOODWARD

      I am one of the 22 people. During the pandemic last year, I began writing a social justice column in our church newsletter. Recently a UMC in another state contacted me to see if I would be willing to be a guest writer in their church newsletter. They said they have a ministry gap in the area of social justice issues.

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      • Rebekah Simon-Peter

        Hey Bobby! What I love most about your comment is that you are putting your gifts, your superpowers, out into the world, and others are picking up on them. Thanks for your witness, your voice, and your courage!

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