You’re not Strong Enough

No where in The Bible does God call us to be strong enough, but over and over he calls us to celebrate how weak we are, because in our weakness he is made strong. The plain and simple truth of it is that you aren’t strong enough.

When I was in the midst of a storm I hated it when people would tell me how strong I was because I felt so weak and helpless. I hated hearing how this tribulation was making me stronger, because I would have sooner chosen weakness instead of facing what I was facing in the name of becoming stronger.

The sooner we realize we are weak, the quicker we can invite God to come in and take over, allowing him to be our strength. Proclaiming you are weak does not mean that we subscribe to laziness or that we are giving up. Proclaiming you are weak is acknowledging this situation is bigger than you and your capabilities. It is an act that creates space for God to move in and be what we are lacking.

More often than not the strengths we are lacking are the very fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control. Acknowledging we are weak in these areas will allow Christ to come in and be these things through us. Living out the fruits of the spirit gives us strength to face our trials.

You’re not strong enough for this. It’s too big for you. The sooner you release control and admit your weakness, the sooner the fruits of the spirit can operate in your life.

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