Under Gods Command

2 Corinthians 12:09-10 – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  That is why, for  Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, For when I am weak, than I am strong. 

0Although God did not remove Paul’s physical affliction, he promised to demonstrate his power in Paul.  The fact that God’s peer is displayed in weak people should give us courage.  Though we reorganize our limitations, We will not congratulate ourselves and rest at that.  Instead, we will turn to God to seek pathways for effectiveness.

When we are strong in abilities or resources, we are tempted to do God’s work on our own, and that can lead to pride.  When we are weak, allowing God to fill us with his power, then we are stronger than we could ever be on our own.  God does not intend for us to seek to be weak, passive, or ineffective-life provides enough hindrances and setbacks without us creating them.

Lets Bring it Home: We must rely on God for our effectiveness rather than simply on our own energy, effort, or  talent.  Our weakness not only helps develop Christian character, it also deepens our worship, because in admitting our weakness, we affirm Gods’s strength. those obstacles come, we must depend on God.  Only his power will make us effective for hims and will help us do work that has lasting value.

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