Glory in your Weakness
It’s that time of year again. I’ve given myself a 3 month hiatus from Marathon training, but I’ve got to pick it up again because there’s a race to be ran in memory of a sweet boy that enjoyed running through life. This morning as I ran before work, I stayed on the flat ground for the 1st 2 miles to just take it easy and be mesmerized by God’s Glory, but I knew that even though I need to have that time with God I also need the tough times to make me stronger for the journey. However, living at the top of a hill always means that you can only run flat for so long and there will always be a hill coming up. The hills are the hardest, and if you thought you were weak before the hill, oh just you wait, you don’t know weakness until you start to go up. It almost feels as though you are walking in slow motion as you Run up a hill.
Even though you go up the hill slower it makes your running faster.
I thought about it, that’s just like our weakness. Our weakness may make us work harder, but the harder we work the stronger we get.
When do you feel your weakest? What is a part of you or your make-up that you think will never be able to help you and only hold you back? Did you ever think that your weakest link may be your greatest asset?
Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9b.
At this point in time, Paul has been talking about a thorn in his flesh, that keeps holding him up, and frustrating what he is trying to do, but all of a sudden he realizes that this weakness can actually be used to glorify God because Christ is working through the weakness.
The power of Christ will work through your weakness too, and it will show even greater strength than the best asset you were born with. His glory and grace will shine out for the world to see through these weaknesses because when the power comes from us the world will think it is of us, but when the power comes from our weakness the world will see it is of Christ working through us.
As a student my worst subject was English and writing, I was definitely a left-brained individual. Give me any math problem or science question and I could complete it with very little effort, but give me a writing assignment and I would cry until it was complete and turned in. I had a very hard time putting my thoughts to paper and then trying to make my thoughts line up to even sound coherent. So, as you can see, when I began to write I never once thought it would be good for anything, and I honestly never thought anyone would get anything from it. To this day, I still battle with this weakness. Daily I still battle with not being good enough to write and if I’m confessing, I actually write everyday even if I don’t post it because I don’t believe what I write is worth anything to anyone. However, this weakness of mine is a place that Christ can show his great power and the Holy Spirit encourages me with this Truth.
“So now I am glad to boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9c.
Let Christ make your weakest link your greatest asset.
“For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10b.
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