October 25, 2020
2 Corinthians 12:9, “Each time He said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
Anyone who’s been on a job interview has heard some form of this question: “What would you say is your greatest weakness?” Isn’t it interesting that it’s so uncomfortable to answer? Perhaps it’s because we’re not ready to admit that we have weaknesses.
In a job interview, we aren’t quick to brag about our shortcomings to our future employer. But with God’s power working in us, we can view our weaknesses as potential strengths — areas where we can be refined and made stronger with His coaching and correction.
Paul accepted that there were areas where he was weak. But he was content because he knew his own weakness was an opportunity for God to work in his life, ultimately giving him access to Christ’s transforming power. Paul even says that he was “glad to boast about his weaknesses” because he knew that where he fell short, Christ’s power would work through him and help him excel.
Whenever you think you’re too weak, remember that Jesus is strong. There’s no match to His almighty power. So, lean on Him, trust Him, and know His strength!
Take a few minutes to write a note to yourself listing areas of weakness that God has shown you today, and then write 2 Corinthians 12:9. Read your note several times throughout the day and pray for God’s power to be made perfect in your weakness!
Lord, I know there are areas in my life where I am weak. Help me depend on Your strength and power today, instead of my own. In Jesus’ name, Amen.