THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: WE ARE ALL WEAK SOME OF THE TIME. Weakness is a feature in every life. You can be very strong in some areas and very weak in others. It’s best if you acknowledge your weakness. This is something we don’t like to do. That tendency is rooted in our pride, which we all have to some degree. The Bible warns us: [Romans 12:3] “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, NOT TO THINK OF HIMSELF MORE HIGHLY THAN HE OUGHT TO THINK, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” If we would follow that advise we would take a more realistic view of ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with acknowledging our gifting, talent, ability and strength, but we would be remiss if we denied any presence of weakness. Life will expose weakness. There will be times when you come to the end of yourself and don’t know what to do. What do we do? We look for, ask for and seek out help. I CAN’T DO THIS, I DON’T HAVE THE STRENGTH, I NEED YOUR HELP. Those can be some of the most cathartic words that you ever speak. It’s no good being full of pride and self reliance all the time. No acknowledgement of weakness and thinking there’s nothing we can’t handle on our own is not a healthy disposition. We were created by God to be dependent on each other and on God Himself. It is a healthy exercise to recognize that. Let the people around you know you need them…and in your prayer life let God know that you are dependent on His ability to compensate for your weakness. This was the Apostle Paul’s confession; [2 Corinthians 12:9-10] “And The Lord said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” He had gifting, talent and great ability but he also recognized the presence of his weakness and when that was exposed he sought God’s help. You could be feeling weak at this moment. That is not a bad thing. Some of the greatest experiences and connections in life occur when we seek help in the midst of our weakness. Call upon God…call a friend and let them help you in your weakness. [Ecclesiastes 4:9-10] “Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to HELP HIM UP.” You will find yourself sometimes in need of ‘help up’, you better not be alone and you better have someone to call upon because WE ALL ARE WEAK SOME OF THE TIME.
– Pastor Stephens