Weakness vs. Strength

We are not prone to admit our weaknesses, but would rather point out our strengths.  The practical truth about this is that it is imperative that we admit our weaknesses.  When we do this we are stronger spiritually.  When we campaign our strengths, we are very weak spiritually.

God should be our strength.  “The LORD is my strength and song.” (Exodus 15:2)  Our tendency is to trust in ourselves and ignore the Lord.  We are our weakest at this point.  Admitting where we are is only part of the solution.  We have personal responsibility to act upon God’s solutions by digging into the Word, responding to God in prayer, and applying what we learned.  We need to yield to His working in us to bring forth the fruit that He desires.  “God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.” (II Samuel 22:33)

Our tendency is to promote ourselves and what we can do.  We need to promote God and His ability to use our weakness for His glory and our good as we are strong in the Lord and the power of His might.  Recognizing our weaknesses and then doing something about them is where the real victory lies.  Replacing our weakness with His strengths and depending upon Him to keep us strong has great power to change us into His likeness. (Romans 8:29)

The Apostle Paul had much to say about this area with respect to his life.  “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”  (II Corinthians 12:10)


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