Power is not best described by the wielding of the supernatural, but by the undaunted soul in its pursuit of faithfulness. This kind of power will only be seen for what it is under the most grueling of tests. It can only be accessed when one digs deep into an unseen place that is not lauded by others, but honored by the one who sees in secret.
Listen to Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (Matthew 7:21-23, NIV)
Spiritual gifting and power never point to your true identity—they never prove who you are. Only a submissive spirit can do that. This is where true spiritual power erupts into its intended beauty—transforming its surroundings, not by aspiration, but by the purity of a submitted heart to a grander purpose.
So, in our pursuit of a place to stand, understand that the ground upon which you walk is not near as important as the yielded heart that informs that ground.