In My Weakness

In My Weakness

“But he said to me, ” My grace us sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 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 12:9 & 10

We live in a world where only the strong survive and so feeling or portraying weakness or imperfections is just not that attractive–to anyone. I don’t like to feel weak, but many times I do. Everyday there is always someone or something reminding me just who I am without the Lord– that is weak.

It is scary accepting that you need help from God. The level of trust and faith it takes daily to constantly reach out to Him acknowledging that I can’t do it with out him is humbling! The more I seek His face the more I change therefore, the more I don’t know myself and how I will respond as situations snowball into my life. I look to God daily for provision and guidance, for I know it is He who knows best.

God delights in stripping away all the impurities, the viruses, the sin that so easily entangles in order to get to the awesomeness we have in the center–much like the delight we have when getting to the center of that tootsie roll pop, for it is oh so delicious once we get inside. There is goodness deep inside, but in order to tap into it we must acknowledge that we don’t know everything and that we desperately need help from Him.

I smile, because Holy Spirit said I know you don’t like being weak, but you were always made to need me. You were always made to be better, stronger, smarter and more unique when you grab hold of my hands as I transform you into something beautiful. Holy Spirit said, “It is here, in your weakness, with me, that you will do your greatest work.”

In my heart I long to please Him and so I press on and when I don’t know what to do I embrace my weakness, because I know I am in a safe place with God. Thank you God for caring about me so much that you would take the time to correct me, prune me, mold me and love me while I feel inadequate, low in spirit, and weak.  It will all be alright just trust me he says. So, I will…

 

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D. C. Lassiter About D. C. Lassiter

D. C. Lassiter is host of the Dovetales radio show and author of Beyond the Face of the Movies, a non-fiction, Christian Living book. You can find D.C. Lassiter on her online blog and on Facebook page.

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  1. Tina Dorward says:

    It will be all right D.C. Thank you for sharing your heart. God’s pruning is never pleasant in the process but just like a car covered in wax, when He’s done w the buffing, He will work things in you and through so you shine His love and light to others!

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  2. Thank you Tina. You are right, it is not a feel good process, but I will keep going. Thank you for your kind words and for your encouragement. I pray you and your family are well. God Bless you.

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