Lean On Me
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 biggest weakness?” Isn’t it interesting that this question can make us so uncomfortable? Perhaps it’s because we don’t like to admit that we have them; we don’t want to reveal our shortcomings. But with God’s power working in us, we can view our weaknesses as strengths — areas where we can be refined and made stronger with His coaching and correction.
Paul accepted his limitations and areas of weakness. He was content because he knew that, within his weakness, he gained opportunities for God’s strength to shine as Christ’s transforming power worked in and through his life. The wise apostle was even “glad to boast about his weaknesses” because he knew that, where he fell short, Christ’s strength would help him excel.
So, whenever you think you’re too weak — or you’re asked that same cringe-worthy question — be confident that Jesus is strong. There’s no match for His almighty power. So, lean on Him, trust Him, and know His strength!
Admit today you need God’s power. Pray like He is in the room with you! (Mark 11:23)
Lord, I know that I am weak. Help me depend on Your strength and power today! In Jesus’ name, Amen.