All of a sudden I was aware of my weakness. It was clear there was a spiritual attack, clear that there was more at work than what was seen on the outside. The devil had his hand in it. And me? I was thrown into it, and not comfortable at all. I doubted my ability to handle it. I was weak. Frail.
And in that moment my natural reaction was to be discouraged. I felt as though the enemy was presenting this particular circumstance to me because he knows that I am weak in this area. That’s why I was experiencing this. If I was stronger, I wouldn’t be attacked in this way. I felt as though it was about me failing.
But then I was reminded of who God said that I am… a warrior. And if God said that of me, then could it be that He, our Sovereign God, was allowing this attack? And not for weakness to be displayed?
Could it be that it was His desire to have a grand revealing of strength?
And not mine… but His? Afterall, He is the ONLY reason I can claim the title warrior
For His Glory
And could it be that this attack was really not about me at all, but about the kingdom of God? And could it be that in standing firm in the strength of the Lord during this one attack could mean victory not just for myself, but for my brother, my sister… my community… Or could it be that if we don the full armor of God, a SOUL could be won?
Brothers and sisters, we have got to stop looking at our weaknesses- as if that is where the story ends! It has never been about our strength.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
And isn’t this what the gospel is all about? HIS power! HIS strength!
Let’s allow God to use our weaknesses today!