God’s Power In your Weakness

I am with you;  that is all you need.  My power shows up best in weak people.  2 Corinthians 12:9a

God loves To Use Weak people

Everyone has weaknesses.  In fact,  you have a bundle of flaws and imperfections:  physical,  emotional,  intellectual,  and spiritual,  or limitations. 

God doesn’t despise such weaknesses,  what’s important is what we do with them. 

God deliberately allowed them into your life to use them for His Glory. 

For that to happen we must allow God to work through our weaknesses.  How??

1) Admit Your Weaknesses

Own up to your imperfections

Stop pretending you have it all together,  and be honest about yourself.  Instead of living in denial or making excuses,  take the time to identify your personal weaknesses.  You might make a list full of them. 

2) Be Content With 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.

Paul gives us several reasons to be content with our inborn weaknesses.  First,  they cause us to depend on God.  Our weaknesses also prevent arrogance,  they keep us humble

3) Honestly Share Your Weaknesses

Humility is not putting yourself down or denying your strength; rather, it is being honest about your weaknesses. The more honest you are, the more of God’s grace you get.

This is why God wants to use your weaknesses, not just your strengths. If all people see your strength, they get discouraged and think, “Well, good for her, but I’ll never be able to do that. ” But when they see God using you despite your weaknesses, it encourages them to think, “Maybe God can use me! ”

Our Strengths create competition, but our weaknesses create community

4) Glory in your weaknesses

Paul said, I am going to boast only about how weak I am and how great God is to use such weakness for his glory.

Instead of posing as self-confident and invincible, see yourself as a trophy of grace.

When Satan points out your weaknesses, agree with him and fill your heart with praise for Jesus, who “understands every weakness of ours, ” and for the Holy Spirit, who “helps us in every weakness. ”

A Purpose Driven Life

Rick Warren

Kings Gospel Online


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