Building On Your Weakness

Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor 12:10; NRSV)

It Is Written …

In a surprising way, the Bible teaches that it’s okay for us to be weak. A wise person considers those weaknesses and gets to know them well. In fact, the wise person might even embrace those weaknesses as if they were a precious gift from God.

It is in our weakness that we encounter Christ’s strength.

Thinking It Through …

Sometimes God seems silent when we seek His assistance in prayer. How do you react when this happens? Why?

God promises that His grace will be sufficient for you. How do you feel about that? Really! How do you really feel about just getting God’s grace? Do you think you will still need more?

Why doesn’t God just “fix it” when you come to Him as His child with a problem?

How has God worked in your life in a time of weakness? What were the circumstances? How did God intervene? What was the outcome?

What might you do to develop greater trust in Him when you experience times of weakness in the future?

Life Goes On …

You are a pilgrim. You’re on a journey. You’re traveling through this (temporary) life into eternity. The world, as you know it now, is not your home.

One of your life’s goals should be to prepare yourself for the “after life.” Get ready for your real life — the one that lasts forever and ever. Think about the Bible verse we highlighted above and the brief conversation you’ve been having with yourself while reading this article. Then answer the questions below to your own satisfaction.

  • START: Based on what you’ve read and considered, what should you start doing? What should you do that you’re not doing right now?
  • Stop: What should you stop doing. What are you doing now that you probably should not be doing?
  • Change: Or what should you change the way you’re doing it? What are you doing that you could (should) do better? What can you improve in your life with God’s help, of course?

Your Story …

That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. What’s your story? And what will it become?

¡Viva Cristo Rey!

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