Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The book I'm reading points out that 'at some point you must decide if you want to impress people or influence people.' So often we just want to show others our strengths, because to show our weaknesses would also show our vulnerabilities. The truth is when you are weak, you are spiritually stronger.
'Whenever you feel weak, God is reminding you to depend on Him.' We often wrestle with God, like Jacob, and try to manipulate things into our way with our strength. 'God touched Jacob’s strength (the thigh muscle is the strongest in the body) and turned it into a weakness. From that day forward, Jacob walked with a limp so he could never run away again. It forced him to lean on God whether he liked it or not. If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people.'
When Gloria suggested that I write a blog that shared my struggles with others, I must admit that my pride didn't want to be that open and honest. When you share your weaknesses, you do risk rejection. It's not comfortable to be so transparent, but I've found it to be a blessing and helped me to be more confident of who God made me to be.
My reading says.....Admit your weaknesses, Be content with your weaknesses, Honestly share your weaknesses, and Glory in your weaknesses.
Paul said, “I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me. Since I know it is all for Christ’s good, I am quite content with my weaknesses.'
May we all let pride step aside and let others see the strength of God in our weakest moments.