The Higher Power that few know and most just call God is not an external power separate from man. But the Source Power that we are extensions of.
You could say God is the sun and we are the UV rays.
Made in the image and likeness of God doesn't mean that God has the image of the physical human body - even though that which "God" is can take any form She wishes. What this means is that God has given to us the God power to create our lives based on the images we hold, frequently and intensely in our minds.
The internationally acclaimed and respected men and women of this world, have recognized and made public how human beings create TWICE.
First in the mind (the mental plane) and then in reality (the physical plane).
Successful people have goals because they know (in their mind first) where they are going.
How can you know that you have arrived when you don't know, to begin with, where you want to go?
You need to see it in your mind first before you can hold it in your hands.
One of the best books I know of that can help you better understand this concept was written by speaker, author, businessman Bob Proctor, which he can email to you free of charge as soon as you give him an email address he can email the book to.
It's called "You Were Born Rich."
A bit radical I know, but one might need to consider being open minded in order to receive different answers to overcoming lingering challenges.
"Success lies at the end of your comfort zone."
The different answers that finally put the power back in your hands, allowing you to take charge because now you finally realize that for circumstances to change you must change first.
First in the mind then in the physical.
I love you.
~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele