A lot of things rush through my mind as I share with you this morning. I want to be an encouragement as well as sharing words that will convict us to run from Satan to God, to admit our sins and strive to serve God and his mission. No matter where we are today, I want us to remember that what God really wants is simply weak people that are willing to let God take us and use us. It’s true that we all are filled with flaws, imperfections, situations in our lives that have and are right now weakening our lives. We have emotional issues, relational issues that are weighing us down to the point we aren’t sure we can go on one more day. As we pray today, let me encourage you to not deny, defend, excuse, hide or resent these weaknesses. NO, let’s bring them to the Lord as weak people and ask him to use us today. God has a plan for us, even with all of our issues. Yes, he has a plan for us, using our weaknesses and shortcomings. He has a way for us to overcome and celebrate in our weakness.
Here’s what the Apostle Paul said about his weakness: “Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and might! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, ‘My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.’ Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks, I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.”
There is our attitude and promise from God that in my weakness He will show up strong and mighty. Today, let’s pray to turn over our weaknesses and situations over to God so we might become stronger.