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verse 10: “Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

You know, when I was younger, I was fairly fast (though not a speedster)…but today, my 14-year-old son can outrace me (don’t tell him that!) 🙂

I used to consider myself pretty strong…till I tried to clean our dryer vent tunnel with a snake and T-shirt combination, and it got stuck, and I couldn’t pull it out!

I was valedictorian of my high school class and made all A’s…but now I know folks younger than me who are a lot smarter and intelligent than me.

I prided myself on my memory…until I worked concession stands for my son’s high school band and couldn’t keep up with complicated food orders!

I weigh more than I should….I wear bifocals…I don’t have stamina like I used to…and the list goes on.

You might think these statements are all age-related…but some of them aren’t. I have weaknesses. Christ uses our weaknesses to minister, when we will let go and let Him do His work. You might not believe you could tell someone the good news, but let God take the wheel, and you’ll be surprised at how you deliver the message. You might not think you can serve…but just report for duty, and be amazed and what God can accomplish through you. Then, as Paul said, you can be “well content with weaknesses…for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Have a blessed day!

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