But imagine if everyone was suddenly good at everything; we could all do everything perfectly. There'd be no way to strive for our best. There'd be no feeling of satisfaction when you complete something that, quite frankly, you wanted to give up on a long time ago.
This world isn't perfect.
2 Corinthians 12:7
"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.
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.
I love what Paul's saying. "I used to just focus on what I couldn't do. The fact that with my weaknesses, I was a lost cause. But then I just let Jesus take over; in my weakness, I become stronger, because Jesus moves in on my weakness."
And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.That's a bit of a strange verse, isn't it? I mean, usually the weaker you get the weaker you become until you're nothing more than a couple of bones.
But that's not the case. Because when we realize that we're as high and mighty as we think we are, that nothing we accomplish is of our own accord, but of Jesus' -- we can let go, let God. Let Jesus, in our weaknesses, in the things we think we're a major fail at in life -- take over.
i pray that, in everything, You'll take over.
i pray that i'll become stronger in my weaknesses through You Jesus; that i forget about myself and look to You for everything.
Because you know, it's not me, it's not you, who does good things for God.
It's God who does good things for us.
And we've gotta pass on the blessing, right?
Love people, serve people, bless people.