Let’s start by having an understanding that each of us has the ability to have THE authority in our own lives. You are the captain of your ship and you can steer your life any way you want it.
I know you’re probably asking yourself what does it mean to have authority?
Let’s first start with the definition of Authority.
Authority is defined as the power to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. Authority is also defined as a person having power or control in a particular sphere.
Now how does that pertain to your life? I am here to submit to you that you have the power to make decisions, give orders, and enforce obedience in your life. You have the power in your life (sphere) to control what happens.
If I could read minds, I’m sure you’re thinking “Well Krissy, if that’s true why is it that things don’t go the way I want them to?”
I need you to resolve that you have allowed things to take place intentionally or unintentionally because you didn’t realize that you were meant to have authority in your life.
I know, that’s a hard statement to accept.
We have been conditioned from birth to listen and obey those who are in authority in our lives. Our parents, teachers, religious leaders, and for some of us even politicians. The thing is there was supposed to be a transition period from childhood to adulthood where you become the authority in your life and then those outside forces become a team of counsel. You would listen and take heed but ultimately you would make the final decision.
Your childhood (teenage years/young adult) should have prepared you to be able to make those decisions confidently in your adulthood.
I am not saying that you are going to make perfect decisions, I am saying that they should be your decision, not an outside force.
Many of us have given authorization to others and entities to make decisions on our behalf whether it was intentional or unintentional. I am including myself in that statement because this is what I have found to be true.
When I started this journey of true self-discovery, I realized that I had willingly given permission for certain things to happen because I was not walking in my authority.
We have allowed tons of outside forces to tells us what to do, who to be, where to work, who to get married to, who our friends should be, how we should parent, etc. to the point where most cases we don’t give our own input in our own lives.
Today, make a choice that you will be the final decision maker for every area of your life.
Let’s place emphasis on YOUR life. I know that we are all intelligent folks but I don’t want to leave any room for misunderstanding. You can not force your way and your authority on someone’s life. Let’s be sure to give the same respect we want to others.
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