Tuesday, January 29, 2013

When I Am Weak, I Am Strong {2 Cor. 12:7-10}

Our world prizes strength - the physical strength of athletes, the financial strength of companies, the political strength of office-holders, and the military strength of armies. But Paul put a new twist on the notion of strength - Weakness can make a person strong (2 Cor. 12:7-10).

Most of us would have no problem with God using our natural areas of strength, such as speaking, organizing, managing, or selling. But suppose he chose instead to use us in areas where we are weak? Moses claimed to be a poor speaker (Ex. 4:10), yet God used him as his spokesman on Israel’s behalf.

Peter tended to be impulsive and even hotheaded, yet God used him as one of the chief architects of the early Church. Weakness has a way of making us rely on God far more than our strengths do. What weakness in your life might God desire to use for his purposes?   


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