The Paradox of Strength and Weakness

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10

When Paul stated that he delighted in weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties, was he admitting he liked pain and punishment? Absolutely not. He was making a point that when he needed Christ the most, He was there. It made him rely more on Christ. That’s probably the takeaway. When we rely on our talents, gifts, and abilities, we don’t need Christ. However, when we recognize that those same attributes can only take us so far, we have to ask ourselves, now what?

But here’s the thing. He wants to use us, to give us power from on high. He wants to continue to transform us day by day.

Are you weak today?

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