Today's devotion is from 2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Many times your greatest strengths can be your greatest hindrance, and your weaknesses can become your greatest attributes.
The reason is that because when we do something in our own strength, we tend to rely on our own efforts, but when we have to do something in an area where we are weak or lacking in ability, we place faith and trust in the Lord.
Most callings of God are in areas of our weakness and lack of natural ability and talent.
God called a shepherd boy who was the least qualified to be king, and then He MADE David the greatest king ever.
Jesus took a little boy with five loaves and two fish and used him to feed thousands of people. Then the Lord took Paul, a violent angry merciless, legalistic murderer and persecutor of the church, and used him to be the greatest preacher of love and grace ever. The Paul the apostle, known as the Apostle of grace went on to write two thirds of the New Testament to the glory of God.
Do not be deceived into thinking that your weakness or lack of ability, education or talent has disqualified you from doing great things.
The strength, ability and power of Jesus is MADE PERFECT in your weakness by grace. When you rely on Jesus in your inability, His power will rest upon you, and through His grace, you will do what you could not do!
Father, I am limited in my own ability, but I am unlimited in Christ.
Even though I lack what it takes in my own strength, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my weaknesses and in my lack of ability, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
By your grace, I can do what I cannot do in my natural ability, through faith in Jesus!