30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands. 2 Corinthians 11:30-33
Not many people are willing to boast about their weaknesses. It’s certainly the opposite of what the world teaches. Throughout this chapter and the next, Paul spells out his boasts, and ultimately how God dealt with him.
It seems a strange thing to boast about weaknesses if you think about it. Who wants to know and who wants to hear? That’s the point, isn’t it?
So does that mean we go and blab about every sin we’ve ever committed in this world? Of course not. I think it means that we lay bare everything before God. He knows the what, where, when, how, and why of it anyhow but He’s waiting for us to talk to Him about it. He wants to help us fix it and to make it right. Even that many of us find incredibly impossible to do, even when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt we’re alone with Him.
We need this alone time with Him. Daily, weekly, or whenever you need. As we silence our souls and lay it all out for Him, He will direct us.