We’re just humans. We’re not gods, neither do we have superpowers. Majority of us are not extraordinarily gifted like youtube sensation prodigies who garner so much attention. Most of us are just ordinary people, living ordinary lives and not even easily spot from among the crowd. Only a select few are called geniuses, and it is of normality that a classroom does have students who do not have an exceptional gift in calculations, or memorization at a record amount of time.
We’re weak, and not even in just one aspect – we have many weaknesses. That’s the harsh truth. And because of this truth, the world laughs at us and may see us as hopeless and good for nothing.
But then, if we were born just to highlight the fact that nobody can be perfect, here is God telling us that He makes use of our weaknesses we so hate.
2 Corinthians 12:9
“My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
“It’s for my glory.” Says the Lord. “It’s to let others know that I can compensate for any weaknesses of any kind. It’s to let people know that I’m the one who would complete them.”
God does not use filled cups, because there’s nothing left for Him to fill. What is there to let Him do if we can do all things by ourselves? If we’re all good at math, then we won’t ask God for guidance when we study math because we know we can do it without much effort.
If we’re good at everything, then we won’t need Him at all. Paul acknowledged that if he had not the weakness he called his “thorn in the flesh”, he might go around boasting about all his achievements and strengths.
So in Christ, we should be glad for these weaknesses because it His power that would work in us; because His name will not only be ours but known to others as well; because it helps us draw nearer to Him; because it helps us trust on Him more that we trust ourselves. So in Christ, we have no need for any superpower that this world wishes it has because Christ is more than all superpowers combined.
Then, in our weaknesses, we must take heart and rejoice, for when it is evident, then Christ takes over. And so,
“And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.” (2 Corinthians 12:10 MSG)
The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember…
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
Mary Magdalene was, well you know
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer..AND
Lazarus was dead!
…no more excuses now. God can use you to your full potential. Besides you aren’t the message, you are just the messenger.