My Limitations, God’s Blessings
I’ve had a very rough week overall. Yet, the blessings in my life keep overflowing. God is showing me day by day how blessed I really am. I’ve honestly reached the point where I’m thanking God for my suffering. I’m learning so much, growing stronger, and seeing God do some pretty amazing things. All of this due to my great limitations that are turning into great expectations.
It’s real easy to say God do whatever it takes to accomplish your will in my life. Then, suddenly when discomfort arises we just want relief. As much as I would love total relief I don’t want to hinder what God is doing. I simply can’t deny that God is doing more in the midst of my struggles than ever before. I now fully realize this is all a part of God’s divine plans.
God is getting me over myself. God is helping me see the true source of my strength. God’s power is more evident in the midst of my weakness. God is giving me such opportunity to encourage others dealing with similar pain. God is blessing me and allowing me to be a blessing to others. While it’s not easy to keep taking up my cross I’ve got such peace. The peace of knowing I am right in the center of God’s will and God is greatly at work.
“So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)