once you have admitted your weakness you then must be grateful for your weaknesses.
you say, “you’ve got to be kidding! i come to this blog and i want you to tell me how to take a magic pill to get rid of all my weaknesses. i don’t want you to tell me to be grateful for them. i want to know how to be freed from them all.”
GOD says, “i want you to learn to be grateful for your weaknesses.” 2 corinthians 12.9b(ph), i have cheerfully made up my mind to be proud of my weaknesses... [such a good phrase, “cheerfully made up my mind.”] he says, … because they mean a deeper experience of the power of CHRIST.
paul’s saying, instead of wasting your time posturing yourself constantly like you’ve got it all together, ”i am confident, i am composed, and most important i want everybody to think i am in control”. he says,” since everybody knows that’s not true anyway, instead of posturing yourself and wearing a mask, why don’t you just stop, admit your weaknesses and start focusing on GOD’s power and experience a deeper experience of the power of CHRIST.
i’ve been a CHRISTian for many years. i’ve been around thousands of believers and i would say most CHRISTians have never experienced a deeper experience of the power of CHRIST. why? because they haven’t admitted their weaknesses and they haven’t a grateful attitude for them.
look at this verse in the living bible, i’m glad to be a living demonstration of CHRIST’s power instead of showing off my own power and abilities. paul says instead of resenting my weaknesses i’m glad and i’m grateful for them. why in the world would anybody do that? there are many benefits. you don’t realize it but the weaknesses, the limitations that you inherited and can’t control are actually blessing in disguise.
just a thought from the front porch…