But he said to me, “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. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Why do I strive to be STRONG?
Why do I constantly battle against the fact that I have weakness. (many)?
His power is made perfect in our weakness, in our admitting that we don't actually have it all together. We end up boasting in our strengths and denying that we have weakness. Just take one day and read twitter & facebook updates...how often do we see people boasting in weakness? Instead, we live in a world where we image manage the heck out of everything; "all is great, I'm growing so much, I love my job, being married is so wonderful, I love being a mom, on and on". I'm not suggesting that these posts that we share are "lies"...but it's not the whole truth, is it? You don't see posts very often like, "I feel like giving up, Where is God?, I feel insecure today, marriage is so difficult, parenting is torture some days.."...I am also not advocating that we get hung up sharing all these type posts either. i am simply saying that our culture (and me too) spends so much time boasting, tweeting, face-booking about our strengths..and we don't really boast in our weakness.
Yet, His grace is sufficient for us, and His power made perfect in our weakness. MADE PERFECT in WEAKNESS. My weakness is actually beautiful when given to God because then His power can rest upon me. BEAUTIFUL. Now, I'm not going to do this perfectly, but I am convinced that as I seek to focus on my ONE WORD for 2011, that one way I can NOURISH my soul is by being ok with saying.."I feel weak today". I am also convinced that as I lean more & more into God's power that is living and breathing in me...my gaze will shift off of me (my weakness's) and onto the beautiful feet of Jesus. How are you doing today? Resting in God's promises? Or..you feeling pretty weak? How can I pray for you?