embrace weeaknessEmbrace Weakness by Robyn Shanahan
2 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.”
Weak. I feel that this is a four-letter word that no one likes to talk about. No one likes to be called weak. When someone is weak, it means that they do not have the strength to do something on their own. We live in a world that glamorizes strength in a person.  Society conditions the idea that when hardship happens, it is better to keep all of our emotions inside than to show our weakness to those around us.
I hate showing people that I am weak. I like to pretend that I have my life all together, but recently in life God has pushed me to show my weakness to those around me. It is not easy to show those closest to us that we do not have life all figured out.
There was a moment in my life where it seemed that nothing was going right in life. I hated my classes in college, I was struggling with God’s calling for my life, my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer and so on. I kept asking God why he wanted me in a place of weakness. To be honest, I was so frustrated with God. One day I was talking with a friend, and she gave me this verse from 2 Corinthians.
“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.”

The moment I read this verse, my eyes became glassy and fill up with tears. The words in the Scripture felt as if God wrote them just for me. It became clear to me that God needed me in a state of weakness so I could recognize his power. I was trying to figure out life using my own strength. Each time I failed. God needed me to realize that it’s His power that gives me strength in life. Right now, God is asking me to embrace weakness in my life.
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