Weakness Is Your Greatest Strength
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” -God
See 2 Corinthians 12:9
What is perhaps the greatest characteristic that you can develop as a Christian?
I believe that hordes of more people would come to know Jesus Christ if they thought they didn’t have to become weak. However, weakness is how you come to know Christ on the deepest level possible. The Bible says that “God’s power is made PERFECT in our weakness.” (see 2 Corinthians 12:9)
So what does that mean?
How can God’s power be made perfect in our weakness?
First off, don’t confuse weakness with sin. Paul wasn’t saying that we should sin more to get stronger. He was saying that when we begin to make choices based on God’s approval, even to the point of it making us seem weak, THEN, in that weakness, WE ARE STRONG!
YOUR ENTIRE LIFE WILL CHANGE WHEN YOU BEGIN TO DO THIS! Yes, it requires severe humility on your part, because you’re no longer doing things your way, but that’s Christianity 101! The entry level course! The very beginning! Humbling yourself before God! (See James 4:6)
Until you finally say, “Yes, Jesus. You’re right, I’m wrong,” nothing will change.
But after, TRUE STRENGTH DEVELOPS! It’s amazing how this works; YES, it seems counterproductive to become weak, but God knows what He’s doing! This new weakness creates confidence – a confidence in Christ’s ways! He’s molding you into a perfect being, which is Jesus!
So when we stop reacting to difficult people and unfair circumstances based on how we feel, a brand new strength comes from within us.
You will be amazed at how your relationships begin to change when you stop reacting to people how you used to. When they do you wrong, and you want to react how God doesn’t want you to, but instead, you become weak for Him, God takes care of you, and that relationship, and your circumstances. So you can rest in confidence, anxiety free.
And honestly, without Christ’s example as our goal for this “power in weakness,” when people treat us unfairly or when difficult situations arise, we will react in one of two ways, or both at the same time:
God doesn’t want you to react with either. THIS IS POSSIBLE! Instead, He wants you to react in the proper way. Which is with love, joy, peace, kindness, forgiveness, gentleness, and self-control, SELF… control (See Galatians 5:22,23).
The Holy Spirit will always speak to your heart and guide you – it’s up to you to become weak for Him, then listen and obey.
Paul said, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Cor 12:10 emphasis added).
FOR WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG! C’mon somebody! This is good stuff!
Paul even went on to say, “I have made a fool of myself” (verse 11); and ain’t that the truth? Isn’t that how we feel in the beginning of doing this? Following Christ into weakness?
We feel foolish, BUT THAT’S OKAY! WHO CARES?! GOD DOESN’T SEE YOU AS A FOOL, HE SEES YOU AS STRONG!!!!
When you are doing your very best to do what He wants you to do – even when every fiber of your being says to do the opposite–YOU, ARE, STROOOOONG!
YOU ARE SHOWING GOD THAT YOU LOVE HIM, AND THAT YOU RESPECT HIM… with your actions… with your weaknesses. This is good, very good. You are acting like Christ would. So, we continue to do this and then He takes care of the results. We trust Him. How simple.
So today my friends, know this: You are the most strong, when you are the most weak. When the wind is blowing hard, all around you, and you feel like you’re going to break; when you beeeeeeend like a tree in a hurricane because LIFE is trying to blow you over, know that you will NEVER BREAK! Why? Because your roots are firmly planted in Christ’s strength, which are your weaknesses.
A prayer for you: Heavenly Father, good morning to you! You are such a good God, THANK YOU for making me. THANK YOU for my good health, for my job, my home, and every blessing you’ve given me that I don’t even recognize. I don’t deserve it, but THANK YOU! Today I lift up all who are reading this directly to you. Those who want to become strong in the strength of Jesus, yet, the devil keeps fighting them. I REBUKE HIS GRASP ON THEIR HEARTS! IN THE NAME OF JESUS! HELP THEM to become exactly who you want them to become, in Christ, in their weakness! Teach them what true strength is, and please keep teaching me. Without you, I can do nothing. Keep me close. Keep US close. Thank you. In Jesus’ powerful name I bring all these things to you, amen!
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