Purpose in HIS hands: your strengths AND weaknesses

God uses your strengths to bring you success, so that He can showcase HIS strength in your weakness.

Whoa.

Think about that. The Father gives you strengths (things that come easy and that you are good at) to cause you to succeed in your life. Each of us has a passion for something, and an area where it just comes “natural”: styling hair, teaching students nuclear physics, or loving little ones and letting them know they are loved. He hones and sharpens those gifts in us (as we allow Him to) to elevate us and promote us and cause us to be successful.

But what does He do with our weaknesses, our shortcomings, our woundedness? Everything is used in the hands of the Master, the Potter. He, in the most simplest of terms, will show Himself strong on your behalf. He doesn’t put us “on blast”, exposing what we’ve been through. No, He is much more loving than that. He shows the world, through me and you, that IN SPITE OF all that we have faced and have worked through (or still working through), He will cause you to fly and succeed and go farther than we ever thought we could, simply because we have surrendered our lives to Him. And He gives us a chance to share (when we are ready and it no longer defines us) what we have indeed overcome, that it would be a beacon of hope to others that point to God and God alone. He demonstrates through us that your beginning is NOT your ending, that where you start (or how you start) doesn’t determine where you will end up when He is in the mix.

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12‬:‭9‬ KJV)

Enjoy your strengths, enjoy doing what He has gifted you to do. And know that people will be given hope, not through your perfection, but through the revelation that God has superseded your imperfections and failings. His strength truly is made perfect in weakness.

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