Perfection through Weakness
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why for Christs’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-19
Yesterday God confronted me about my weakness, showed me how much I need the power of the Holy Spirit in my life and then this is the verse that I came across today which builds perfectly on what I learnt yesterday.
And I am just blown away by what I have discovered as I have spent time with this passage. When it says My power is made perfect in weakness I realized that God’s power cannot fully happen in my life till I really face my weakness. That I am not able to access, to be assisted by God’s power while I rely on my own power. In admitting I am weak, I am in fact stating clearly to God that I desperately need Him. And until I do that, until I am big enough to face my weaknesses then I am not able to access God’s power.
And then when I start to think that way, that being weak is good as then God’s power can be accessed in my life, then I start to Delight in weaknesses! So I get insulted, I face a hardship, I struggle with life – all of them are examples of my weakness and way more importantly, are examples of where God can act in my life!
For when I am weak then I am strong
I am strong only because I am weak. My strength comes through God.
Ok so it tells me to boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses which means to rejoice in them, to be happy about them! So let me rejoice now:
I rejoice in the fact that I have a tendency towards self-promotion! Ok think I need to explain that one. So what I am actually saying is that self promotion is a weakness of mine, and I welcome God to challenge me on this weak area in my life and seek to rely on God’s power not my own in achieving this. And the challenge to change, to become more a promoter of God not me brings me to rejoice!!
What weaknesses do you want to rejoice in? Feel free to share them in the comments below.
Praise God for my weaknesses, for when I am weak, then in Christ I am strong!!
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