As Paul boldly states in 1 Corinthians 12:9, 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.
Often, in society and the world around us we are immersed in a message that’s quite the opposite. This message is different for everyone, but unfortunately Satan’s motive never changes- He only comes to tear Christians down at all costs. (John 10:10) It has taken me nearly twenty years to grasp this life changing concept: Even though the world tells us to be ashamed of our weaknesses, or the “storms” we encounter in this life the truth is God says the opposite. You see, these things are yet another opportunity for Him to display His glory in the lives of His children. During those difficult times you may have easier times of contentment where it seems less challenging. However, don’t misunderstand me in thing that God expects us to be perfectly satisfied for with our circumstances a hundred percent of the time. God doesn’t think this way whatsoever. He recognizes more than anyone how imperfect we are in this human flesh and quite honestly the imperfections that have plagued this earth since the time of Adam and Eve only exemplified our need for a Savior, Jesus Christ. (Luke 2:1-20)
Everything boils down to this: In God’s eyes, our earthly imperfections are what make us beautiful. Trust me when I say it’s taken me nearly twenty years to even begin trying to grasp a descent understanding of what an amazing God to whom I belong! He can take the most shattered parts of our lives and turn them into His beautiful masterpiece!
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT
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P.S. I’ve always LOVED this song and it’s a perfect summary of what I’m talking about 🙂