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Feb. 2 Devotion: Admitting Weakness

Admitting Weakness

2 Corinthians 12:10

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

There are a lot of phrases that seem very difficult for some to say. I’m sorry, I was wrong, I love you. Those are just a few. What about this one? I don’t know. Those are three words we may say easily if we are asked what we want to eat. However, what about when it comes to knowing how to do something or being able to explain something to someone. That’s when it seems to be difficult to say those words. Oftentimes people don’t want to admit that they just don’t know everything. They may even look at it as a weakness if they don’t know everything. We don’t approach it the way Paul does here. We don’t look at it as when we are weak that we then can be strong. When we think we have it all figured out we find ourselves relying on our own abilities and our own way of thinking. We will make decisions based on what we think is best. We won’t spend any time in prayer seeking God for direction because we only rely on our own short sightedness and think we have all the answers. However, when we are willing to admit that we don’t know tomorrow we will rely more on Him and allow Him to lead us. The world can call it a weakness all they want, but relying on Him only strengthens us. Relying fully on the Lord will strengthen our faith, strengthen our relationship with Him, and make us stronger Christians all the way around.

Are you willing to admit you do have weaknesses, that you don’t always have all the answers, and rely on Him to make you strengthen those areas in your life.

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson


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