How true I know this caption is for me and yet I still fight with it in many ways. Is my struggle really with my weaknesses or is it with my pride? I would say pride would get the majority vote. Age and maturity have helped me accept my weaknesses as a reality that will be with me forever on this Earth.
Do I doubt the acceptance of me for me by my true friends? No, of course not. A friend told me Sunday, 'We love you, regardless of anything. You didn't ask for or choose your affliction.' So my struggle is just with my own self-image in my head, and not in the approval of others.
1 John 2;16 ''For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.''
The witness of my physical struggle is my reaction to it. I will not be defined by my can'ts but rather by what I can do. I saw a t-shirt that says 'Don't 'DIS' my ABILITY'.
May whatever you struggle with be overcome with the sufficient grace of God. Be strong and carry on.