"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak" Isaiah 40:29
Now saying this sounds crazy. Why would you think your weakness has any value?? We are taught so many times that our weakness is useless or does not contribute to us in any way.
The biggest thing in life is that we learn to hide our weaknesses. We have become so good at hiding who we really are that we end up living a life trying to please others instead of just living.
The other day one of my weaknesses was exposed and I was angry. Like not just your basic "oh that just made me kind of upset but whatever" angry, I was really pissed off. I was told that I was inconsistent. To me that made it seem like I was unreliable and it really hurt me. This is something that I have been trying to work on with God for the past couple of years. It made me feel like all of my work had gone down the drain. I felt useless. To be honest, I've been feeling like this for the past couple of days.
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. 2 Corinthians 12:10
After watching some sermons that were speaking on the subject of weakness, I immediately threw away this idea that I am perfect. I am not and it's okay! Even if people expect perfection, I should not require it for myself. I will admit with no shame that I am inconsistent. I tend to start things and not see them through to the end. Most of the time it's not intentional, I just get so wrapped up with my life that I forget.
Just because I am inconsistent does not make me less of a person or less valuable in God's eyes. He knows my weaknesses and still uses me anyway. Why?? Because my weakness is where God gets to insert himself and spend time with me. When I can realize that I do have flaws and fall short, I can gain strength in knowing that God is there to fill in those spaces.
Your weaknesses help you realize that God is necessary and that you are worth God's work. God works on us each and every day. But if we allow our pride to get in the way of accepting our weaknesses God cannot do the work he needs to do.
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
Your weakness gives you the ability to come to God honestly. You don't have to hide under this veil of pride that makes you seem flawless. We are weak. We just are. We fail every day. We have weaknesses whether we want to admit them or not. However, with a willing spirit, you can let God into those weak spaces. He wants us to have willing spirits where he can intervene. But, in order for him to intervene, we have to understand that our weakness does not make us less valuable or useless. It does the opposite. It shows God that we can be used and that we can be examples of his love and his strength.
*Sermons to watch regarding weakness*
Winning in Weakness//Stronger Pt 2 - Transformation Church
My Glitch is a Gift//Stronger Pt 3 - Transformation Church