Am I Weak?
If I admit that I am nothing without Christ?
If I acknowledge the fact of my sinful nature?
If I know that any minute I can fall into lustful thoughts and sin- without the grace of God?
If I know that I am “foolish” in the eyes of the world?
In the eyes of the world, indeed, maybe I am.
I realized that men, who acknowledges Christ’s grace, has one difference compared to other men: they know they are weak apart from God.
Because men who fear God and knows who He is and what He has done only has one thing to boast about:
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. – 2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV
Was Moses, King David, Gideon and Paul weak? In the eyes of the world yes, but they were able to accomplish great things for God- only because they have depended not on their own strength.
Yes I am weak, but my strength comes from my God! So that in my weakness He may be strong- so that any accomplishment I may ever achieve in this lifetime, will NEVER be credited to me- but to Him and Him alone.
I don’t think we need more men who think they’re strong. I think we need more men who acknowledges their weakness and look for someone bigger than themselves to depend on. Someone STEADFAST. Someone UNCHANGING. Someone STRONG. Someone like the God of the universe. Someone.
Val Baguios III is an IT Service Desk shift supervisor working in IOM (International Organization for Migration). One of his passions is discovering and sharing the vast wisdom that can be taken from the Bible and applying it on how we do work daily in the corporate world. You can visit his site http://www.brokenmindset.org/. Broken Mindset is driven by this truth, that if we renew our mindsets, the way we think and the way we approach things- not according to “worldly” standards but by the truth of God’s word- then, we become transformed individuals. Individuals who can rise up and make a difference- because that is what we are called to do.