Have you ever heard that your biggest weakness is your biggest asset?
Probably not, because our culture values strength. We admire independence. We decorate our homes with motivational clichés like “You Are Enough” and “Life is tough, but so are you.” (Or our Scripture Blankets that show us God's word every day.) And we’re told to put our best foot forward, spin our weaknesses into strengths, and cover up our mistakes.
But, as humans, we like to think we’re strong, but at the end of the day, we’ve all grown tired and weary. We like to believe we’re independent, but all it takes is one face-off with a trial—infertility, divorce, career stress, or failing health—and we realize our lack of control. And we like to think we are enough, but we are desperately in need—in need of forgiveness, in need of a new life.
But instead of hiding these weaknesses and covering up our mistakes, what if we actually put them on display? What if we showed the world that our body, our marriage, and our career are failing, and instead of being ashamed about it, we declared God’s strength in it?
It’s in these moments, when we’re hard-pressed, perplexed, and struck down; when we’re outwardly wasting away—we can let the world see us being inwardly renewed day by day, revealing the resurrecting power of Christ. That’s why we should boast in our weaknesses.
We are not enough, but He is enough. We are weak, but He is strong. His sacrifice and His power, covers us and carries us. He will not abandon us, but rather, He will allow us to rise above. May we never boast in anything else.That is why we never give up. Our spirits are being renewed every day. Live Scripture Strong!