Recently I shared something in a small group that revealed a weakness in myself. Not only did it allow the listeners to hear a personal struggle of mine but also to witness the struggle in my body as I shared it. I felt vulnerable. Exposed. Weaker still.
The discussion time came to a close and we moved on. Later, I nervously wondered if perhaps the sharing was too costly. But then God spoke to my doubts, “I love that in your weakness, you allow me to show My strength. I love you in that.” Immediately I felt strengthened in my weakness and the strength I gained was His.
I suppose we all pick and choose what we share and just how much we allow others to really see us. Of course, we need to use wisdom but that’s not my point here. Someone referred to intimacy as “in-to-me-see.” Do we hide and cover our weaknesses when speaking up would benefit another? Do we back off when adding to the conversation would bring hard won wisdom to the table? Please know I’m not talking about that pseudo self-deprecation that’s so popular! That cost nothing! It’s just a laugh. No one is fooled into thinking you really let your guard down. It’s when we empty ourselves of our weakness that God fills us up with His strength.
“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 in on my weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9 The Message
You see, it’s when we are all played out, that God’s strength comes into play. For your strongest strength is far weaker than His strength in your weakest weak.Written by Melanie Dorsey - Visit WebsitePin It