We are weak…yet by God’s power we will live to serve you.
2 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV)
How wonderful it is to know that God is not looking for perfect people but willing hearts. instruments in his mighty hand, which opens doors and allows many of us to qualify. Our Founder Pastor Sonny Arguinzoni always says; “the foolish things of this world to shame the powerful, the ordinary people to do extraordinary things”.
There are many biblical examples of simple people that laid they’re lifes in the hands of God. Gedeon, Mosses, Abraham and many more. Not only are there biblical examples, we also have our modern day heroes of the faith. Men and women that at one time had nothing but hearts that were willing and available to be used by God.
God is an expert in working with people. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth; there is nothing impossible for him. When clay is in the potters hand it will be formed despite its imperfections to fulfill a specific purpose. It’s the weaknesses of the clay that makes it unique. In other words you and I in our weaknesses our made perfect in his purpose. “WOW”, Thank God for weaknesses that make us unique. We are the clay that God is working on. The imperfections, insecurities, frailties and cracks must be acknowledged. We ought to recognize, admit, be truthful and not hide the reality of our condition, so that greatest surgeon of all can operate and dissect those things that are not of him.
Have you ever heard about blind spots? In the driving world there is a spot known as “The Blind Spot”. It’s that one area in your peripheral vision that you’re unable to see. Many times it’s those areas of lack of perception that are to blame for a high percentage of accidents. Many drivers say “I just didn’t see it”. Likewise we have blind spot in our lives, things that we might not see but others can see. It’s those weakness in our lives that can be used to breakdown instead of building up.
Take a moment and think of some areas that we need to allow God to work on. I think we have to be truthful to ourselves and have a humble heart to acknowledge that we have weakness and imperfections that need to be changed. The correct attitude is to always remember that we are under the knife of the master surgeon. I always try to think; “this is not to kill me but to build me and make me” and God somehow he will use it. It’s detrimental to remember that beautiful scripture 2 Cor 12:10 “for when I am weak, then I am strong” – the less I have, the more I depend on him.
It is said that: “Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts”. Even in our weakness and pain God has called us to “Trail Blaze”. As we venture in our journey towards the fulfillment of our destiny we must cause a flame of fire along the way, that we might illuminate the journey of others. Our experiences become a lighthouse, a compass, a GPS that directs the path of many. Trailblazing with Passion develops a perception that causes us to see everything we encounter with a divine purpose.
I refused to go through something without learning life changing lessons that will help others. We always here from Sister Julie; “I want my life to count”. So we should follow her example and be determinate to trail blaze despite our weaknesses. Paul said in 2 Cor 12:5b “I am glad to boast about my weakness, so that the power of Christ may work through me”. I am ready to serve him. I gave my life to Christ when I was 17yrs old not understanding the principle of his strength in our weaknesses. 16 years later I have come to understand that despite my weaknesses I will continue to serve him and his people. My weaknesses will not be a justifier for lack of commitment and sacrifice. It’s my very weaknesses that manifest his power through my life.
Therefore my sisters, our weaknesses our but a means for God’s power to be transmitted to others. Our weaknesses our not hindrances but stepping stones that compel us into a closer, personal and intimate relationship with God. It’s the revealing of our weaknesses that give him authority over and through our lives to manifest his power. To God Be the Glory!!!
By Sonia Saenz