The key to becoming a faith superhero, ironically, comes through letting go. Ours is a power dependent on an outside source. A source that has chosen to also dwell within: God Himself, the Holy Spirit.

In these 1 Chronicles verses, David lifts up a prayer of proclamation. And in it, he makes crystal clear who the real source of power is.

In our pursuit of glory we often try to make ourselves the source of power rather than the manifestation of power. But this is seeking an earthly glory that will fade away. True and lasting glory comes from pleasing God and following His ways. It comes from allowing His power to flow through us.

There will always be people looking to elevate humans instead of God. Any of us can be tempted to accept roles as objects of worship rather than conduits of it.

This is a departure from reality, a perversion of truth. And it undermines the very power we seek, the true glory we endeavor to participate in. Any honor that matters comes from God.

We are called to be faith superheroes. That requires seeing resources for what they truly are: a gift from God and an opportunity to steward one precious life toward His Kingdom. When we choose this perspective, we are choosing to follow Jesus’ command to lay our life down that it might be raised up. To spend our life gaining what matters. We participate in glory by tapping into the source of glory.

“Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.”
– 1 Chronicles 29:11-12