In a recent Men’s Group the “W” word came up and of course the room pretty much shut down. Of course I’m referring to the word “weakness”. Men are the last people in the world who will admit that we have weaknesses, but we should be the first. Admitting that we have weaknesses is one of the clearest signs that we have faith in God. God knows us better than we know ourselves and He completely understands that we are imperfect. We get mad sometimes way too easy, we do not pay enough attention to our emotions, we tend to want to fix everyone instead of just be there for them.
I could go on and on but you get the picture. We all have weaknesses, men and women alike, and there is absolutely no shame in admitting them, sharing them with others to help us be accountable when we begin to wallow in them, and then finally ask God for help with them. God loves to hear you pray to Him that you are not in control and that He is – that you know you have specific weaknesses or sins that you struggle with, and that you need His help as you cannot defeat them by yourself. God smiles on that and starts to work in your life to wipe that weaknesses away.
2 Corinthians 12:10 says, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses,in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
That last sentence sums it all up, “For when I am weak (and am willing to admit it and ask for help with it), then I am strong (God will strengthen me to deal with my weaknesses).
Whenever you find yourself battling your weaknesses, especially if you find yourself battling the same ones over and over, then it is time to bring them to God and get Him bust working you over so that you can turn your weaknesses into strengths.
May God Bless and I hope you have an amazing weekend! Enjoy your services and worship at your local church, and never forget that God loves you and is with you always!
Pastor Brad Komgenick