Make Your Weakness a Legacy

JULY 18th, 2022      |    Focusing on areas of weakness can often be discouraging, dragging people away from their calling and pulling them away from the very thing that could be their strength. It takes a change in perspective and willingness to surrender to turn weaknesses into strengths. When we think ofSolomon, we think of the wisest man who ever walked the earth.

However, when Solomon was first chosen as King of Israel to succeed his father David, he was described as “young and in experienced” (1 Chronicles 22:5 NIV).These weaknesses could have disqualified him; but instead, they brought him to a place of desperation—a place where God could transform him.When God offered Solomon anything he wanted, Solomon asked for wisdom, the very thing he was lacking on his own.

Is there something you are lacking that God can turn into your strength? If God is calling you to something, do not be discouraged because of your weakness. Whether it is a lack of experience, courage, wisdom, or charisma, God is able to fill in the gap.Ask the Lord for what you need. He can transform your greatest weakness into your greatest gift.

Make Your Weakness a Legacy

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. –2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

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. –2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

Focusing on areas of weakness can often be discouraging, dragging people away from their calling and pulling them away from the very thing that could be their strength. It takes a change in perspective and willingness to surrender to turn weaknesses into strengths. When we think of Solomon, we think of the wisest man who ever walked the earth.

However, when Solomon was first chosen as King of Israel to succeed his father David, he was described as “young and in experienced” (1 Chronicles 22:5 NIV). These weaknesses could have disqualified him; but instead, they brought him to a place of desperation—a place where God could transform him. When God offered Solomon anything he wanted, Solomon asked for wisdom, the very thing he was lacking on his own.

Is there something you are lacking that God can turn into your strength? If God is calling you to something, do not be discouraged because of your weakness. Whether it is a lack of experience, courage, wisdom, or charisma, God is able to fill in the gap. Ask the Lord for what you need. He can transform your greatest weakness into your greatest gift.

Ask God to infuse you with inner strength.

Ask God to help you move from a place of fear to a place of confident hope.

Torie Yoder
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