Everything changes when you realize that your deficiencies put you in good company. You may be looking at your life today and all you can focus on is your weaknesses. For some reason, it is so hard for us to see anything positive. We tend to look at everything negatively and let that consume our entire lives. One hundred people in a room could be telling you how beautiful you are and one person walks up to you and tells you that you are ugly and you would focus on the one. Instead of holding our heads up high and walking in who we are supposed to be, we are comparing our journey to everyone else around us, wanting to be just like them. What we have to understand is that God loves our weaknesses. For when we are weak, he is our strength. Our weaknesses are not by accident, God purposely uses each one of them to demonstrate his power through us. God is not impressed by self-sufficiency, he draws to the weak because they admit they need him. If every single person had the exact same strengths and weaknesses, we wouldn’t get anywhere in life. That is why God has a plan for each of us, a purpose that only we can conquer with our weaknesses. So tonight I challenge you to write down each of your strengths and weaknesses and thank God for making you the way that he did. Even when you do not see the path, he is making one.
2 Corinthians 12:9-11 But he said to me “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.