Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. Be he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weakness, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong . 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
Have you ever noticed that Jesus’ Great Commission begins and ends with His power and presence? Christ told the disciples, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth, and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:18-20) It is only when we rely on Jesus that we as believers can take the good news to the world.
Anything we do for God the Father must begin and end with His power and presence. But how does one tap into it? It may surprise you to discover that brokenness is key. Why? Because first we must come to the end of our ability and strength. Only then do we stop fighting the Lord and discover that God’s power in us can move mountains. We stop relying on ourselves and instead depend on the Lord who can do anything.
So if you’re feeling weak and ineffective today, rejoice! You’re in the perfect position for God to pour His power into you and work in miraculous ways through you.