But what if we really were able to achieve our greatest successes through our weaknesses, not our strengths? What if we could see the power in our weakness?
You see, it is the moments where we are forced to rely on God that this power can be seen. Knowing this is true doesn’t make it any easier.
Self-reliance is real and our world tells us it is a strength.
When someone has an issue or a problem, it is self-reliance that makes us believe we can use our abilities and strengths to fix them. Helping someone to remove a hurdle or an obstacle is one of my primary means of serving.
In recent years I have been faced with the reality no matter how strong I am, there are many things I cannot fix and there are areas where I have no control. You would think knowing this would lead to some humility, but honestly, it usually just leads to frustration. It is here my weaknesses are brought to light.
This is where we must allow Jesus to be our source of strength. Then we will be able to experience the power of weakness as our weaknesses are overpowered by God.
Remember, weakness is not always an obstacle to overcome. In fact, it may very well be an opportunity to witness the overwhelming power of God!
1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.