YOU WERE SHAPED FOR SERVING GOD
Day 35: God’s power in your weakness
“I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people” (2 Corinthians 12:9a)
God loves to use weak people. Everyone has weaknesses. God has a different perspective on your weaknesses. We think that God only wants to use our strengths, but he also wants to use our weaknesses for his glory. Your weaknesses are not an accident. God deliberately allowed them in your life for the purpose of demonstrating his power through you.
— Admit your weaknesses: Own up to your imperfections. Stop pretending to have it all together, and be honest about yourself. If you want God to use you, you must know who God is and know who you are.
— Be content with your weaknesses: It says, “God, I believe you love and know what’s best for me”. Whenever you feel weak, God is reminding you to depend on him. God specializes in turning weaknesses into strengths. He wants to take your greatest weakness and transform it.
— Honestly share your weaknesses: Ministry begins with vulnerability. The more you let down your guard, take off your mask and share your struggles, the more God will be able to use you in serving others.
— Glory in your weaknesses: When Satan points out your weaknesses, agree with him and fill your heart will praise for Jesus, who “understands every weakness of ours” and for the Holy Spirit, who “helps us in our weakness”.
If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people.
Summarized from Purpose Driven Life written by Rick Warren