Out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being. (Eph. 3:16)

IF PLAYERS PICK UP enough points in a video game, they get a “power-up.” This makes their avatar stronger or more able to finish the game. That gives them an advantage over their opponents. They are more likely to accumulate even more power-ups and become the winner of the game.

In life, people seek power-ups as well. Some seek status, money, or awards and recognition that put them ahead of the competition. This happens not only in business, but in their personal lives as well. They want everyone to look up to them and see how great they have become. They want to be called a winner.

Yet, God is the one who is great, not us. If we trust in Him, He powers up our lives according to the riches of His glory. Exactly what does that mean?

When we allow it, His Spirit infuses us with the power of humility, a power so mighty it will one day make every knee bow in heaven and on earth. If you want a surge of this power in your life, you must first be willing to be emptied of all your human strength before the cross in order to be filled with the fullness of God (v. 19). Then you can truly finish a winner in the game called life.

Find your true strength by tapping into the power of God’s love.

Julie B. Cosgrove is a widowed Christian author and speaker who lives in Fort Worth, Texas. She is involved with women’s and outreach ministries.