Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What I learned today

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" II Corinthians 12:9

The words - made perfect in weakness - fill my soul with joy and courage and determination!

Knowing I don't have to pretend to be strong and that I in fact can expect to go through times that make me look and feel weak so that others including myself can see Jesus - makes me unafraid! It makes sense that if I look strong in myself - there is no room for His strength to be seen. As if I don't need Him.

When I experience a time of arrogance in something I've completed or been a part of - all it takes is a glance backward to realize how many people it takes to accomplish it. All it takes to acknowledge my weakness is understanding that in myself it's only an idea or dream. It's never a singular accomplishment. And my weakness is quickly revealed if I blunder out on my own.

I encourage all of you this week to join me in 'seeing' your weakness and using it as a way to let Jesus shine through you.

A failure in the world's eyes is the exact opportunity The Lord has been waiting for to be seen.

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