Uh...there's literally a whole scene in ANH where Obi Wan teaches Luke to tap into the Force to block blaster shots from the training remote. Later in the movie, he taps into the Force to hit the exhaust port, something a decorated combat pilot with a tageting computer was not able to do. Yoda is seen concentrating to use the Force to lift Luke's X-wing out of the swamp.Something we’ve only ever seen her do. Not Anakin, not Luke, not Obi Wan, not Yoda, etc.
If “tapping into the Force” is all you need to do to take down foes then a lot of the Star Wars story could’ve been easily avoided. What makes Rey so much more special? Besides the obvious of LucasFilm wanting “a strong female lead” not realizing a strong lead character =/= a character that can do everything effortlessly. It’s sad really when you think this is the same studio that brought us Princess Leia in the past.
It is without dispute that a Jedi's abilities and actions derive from their ability to tap into and use the Force. Its just shown to be effortless/second nature in most of the films because they are trained Jedi Knights.