Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 6, 2020

Weaknesses Reinvented

“Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His presence continually!” Psalm 105:4 (ESV)

Out of the corner of my eye, I glimpsed the swerve. Yes, a car slid right in front of my SUV barely missing my front bumper. Caught totally off guard, I slammed on the brakes. Not even sure where that car came from, and the driver was oblivious to the near hit. Didn’t even seem to send their heart racing like mine. Note to self: You never know what’s coming at you – stay focused.

Great advice for driving even better advice for life. How many times have we been blindsided by a weakness we hadn’t seen resurface in a long time? Without announcement or notice, we find ourselves face to face with our inadequacies and insecurities swerving right at us. All our confidence halting in the anticipation of what’s been conquered and defeated slaying us once again.

Love the reminders from God’s word compelling us to guard our way (Proverbs 16:17), guard our heart (Proverbs 4:23) and embrace His strength in our weaknesses (2 Corinthians 12:9). The face staring us in the mirror is ours with all its imperfections, yet it is beauty redefined by our Creator God. Despite our landing on familiar places again and again, God promises to transform our weaknesses laid down at His feet.

Best defensive move ever is found in our daily relationship with God. When we commit ourselves to feasting on His word and connecting with Him in prayer, we build a strong foundation. One that won’t be easily shaken or moved. One that will withstand the storms of life and the temptations surprising us. One guaranteed success formula to silence inadequacies and anchor our souls securely to His.

We can’t predict the moment or occasion when our “less than” seeks to raise its ugly head and detour us from the path God designed. Self will always attempt to take center stage, but if we keep our eyes focused on Him then we will be victorious over our weaknesses.

Sweet friends what’s the one weakness seeking to derail God’s best in your life? Pull yourself away from the noise and distractions. Settle down at His feet and trust your loving, gracious Father to show you a better way. He already knows what’s swerving in your direction, and He is completely capable to alleviate your fears and fill you with a godly confidence. Despite your past defeats, God will lift you back up and turn those weaknesses into His glorious strength.

“Father, we desperate need Your strength to transform us from the inside out. Help us to lean into You and resist the pull of our weaknesses.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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