Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How's your weak?


In our big macho world or sports, ufc, wwe, smashmouth football, and espn it's not a popular thing for anyone male or female for that matter to admit any sign of weakness. We don't want people to know our faults, struggles, and weak areas. We think that if someone knows those things they'll look at us different, judge us, condemn us, or even take advantage of us.

I'm not advocating us airing all our dirty laundry or being overdramatic in sharing our faults, but what I'm saying is that we need to stop hiding our faults, pretending we have no struggles, or being ashamed that we are weak in some areas of our lives.

God does not expect us to pretend, act perfect, or hide our struggles. Our weakness is actually a sign that we need a higher power and a Savior and it's also a teaching tool to remind us that we can't do it alone, that we need help, and that God is there to always help us. I also think it's a great example to other people, that you don't have to be perfect to be a christian, you don't have to have it all together to be saved, and that you can love God and yet still have struggles, issues, and problems.

Our weakness in our lives whether it's a sin, a problem, a struggle, etc.....is an opportunity for us and others to see God working in our lives. Christian Faith is all about us learning to depend on God and trusting Him with our lives. You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to have it all together all the time. You don't have to ignore, hide, or lie about your faults.

I challenge you today to be honest with God, with yourself, and with others. Whether you go to church or not, realize that you need God and He wants to help you. If you are saved today realize that when you were baptized God gave you the gift of His Holy Spirit to dwell in you and to act as a source of strength, support, comfort, and guidance in those weak times in your life.
We all have weakness, it's shouldn't come as a shock, alarm, or discouragement. The key is learning to grow from our weakness and learning to seek God out in those weaknesses.

"In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."
Romans 8:27 (NIV)

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