GOOD day!!

Its my nature to be grouchy, but I have to make a choice
to have a
great attitude no matter what comes my way!
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindess, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."
Galations 5:22





Friday, July 13, 2007

Someone asked me today...

What does it mean to you when God says that His strength is made perfect through our weaknesses?

It was a good question. I'd like to share my answer with you.
This comes from one of my favorite passages written by Paul.

2 Corinthians 12 (Paul's Vision and His Thorn)

My answer was this.

I have strengths and weaknesses. I always think God wants to use just my strengths, but He also wants to use my weaknesses. "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. " 1 COR 1:27 God loves to use weak people. There are places all over the Bible were God used imperfect weak people to accomplish extraordinary things.

When I think of weakness, I think thats a place God couldnt use. But God is never limited by our limitations!

Example:
I tend to be a grouch! I have to constantly admit it, and out of that weakness ask God for His strength. He continually helps me have a great attitude! My favorite verse that I meditate on daily is
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." Galatians 5:22 Dont you know I can not do it without His help and strength!

I think we can learn from Paul with his "thorn" or weaknesses.
He was content with his weakness.
He chose to be vulnerable with his weakness.
And he glorified God in his weakness.

What are some of your weaknesses?


2 comments:

Crystal said...

I would say self-control is a weakness. Not only in the eating department but having control over my emotions or comparison to someone else. I am about to start a bible study on this very topic.

Megan said...

God is doing some wonderful things for you, because I never see/hear you being grouchy-your positive attitude is an inspiration to me! I love you!