“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NKJV)
“Each time he said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power, instead of showing off my own power and abilities.” (2 Corinthians 12:9, TLB)
Have you ever felt like you weren’t worthy of something? Maybe God is calling you to do something that you feel too weak to accomplish, that’s because in your own will, you are. God loves it when we admit our weaknesses because, it’s then, that He can do His best work through us.
In this passage the word strength means: force; specially miraculous power. When you begin to admit your weaknesses and accept that there are things you can’t accomplish on your own, that’s when God’s strength comes in. That’s when His miraculous power has an opportunity to work in and through you. That last part of this passage in The Living Bible says it best. “Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power, instead of showing off my own power and abilities.”
Once you experience the power of God working through your weakness you don’t want to do things any other way. I don’t know about you, but anytime I try to do something in my own power I just mess it up. I know we live in a world where admitting weakness is portrayed as bad but when you admit your weakness that’s when God say, “Great, now I can work through them.”
I encourage you to come to grips with your weakness and bring them before God, let His miraculous power work through your weakness and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish.
There’s power in weakness.