You’ve had one of those days, right? A day where motivation is hard, little things annoy you, people seem like projects, projects seem like mountains, and every task you try gets harder. In the middle of one of those days, I heard God speak clearly in my spirit, “Strength . . . is only made perfect in weakness.” My mind quipped, “Well, I’ve got a boatload of weakness for you . . . so . . .” and then I stopped because, well, I was feeling weak – haha.
God was, of course, paraphrasing Himself (he’s allowed to do that) – in 2 Corinthians 12:9 He says, “My power is made perfect in weakness.” Then I looked at my to-do list again and thought, “If any of this is going to go well, it’s because You’re doing it.” And that’s when it made sense. There’s a humility only possible in that place in your spirit that says, “God, I know I can’t do this.” God’s gets glory in an essential way when we KNOW beyond a doubt that He’s the only source.
My strength gives me glory, but God’s strength makes me worship. Maybe you feel strong right now – know that your strength will always be incomplete without God’s glory. Or maybe like me you feel weak, this is your chance to lean fully on God’s power, and make Him look good. Either way, pray with me right now “God, I give you the opportunity right now to get glory from my life. I lay my to-do list before you, and allow you to mess with it. I lay my strengths and weaknesses before you, I thank you for humility and Your power at work in my life today, giving you full access to get glory from me today, in Jesus name. Amen.”