Not in My Own Strength

About 4 weeks ago, I rejoined my fitness center and have been faithfully working out about 3-4 times a week.  I attend the classes and I’m hitting the weights.  I love the feeling after you have a good workout.  Your body is fatigued, but at the same time you feel strong.

But as strong as I physically appear, there are times where inwardly I am very weak.  Sometimes I am run down by the daily grind of life, and other times I am debilitated by circumstances.  I think everyone, at one time or another, feels like they are just not strong enough to deal with “stuff”.

As a basketball coach, I am always telling my players to “play strong”; in the world of athletics, strength is envied.  A great contrast to what I read this morning in  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.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)

True strength is realizing it’s okay to have weaknesses, as long as we let God work through them.  It can be the opportunity for God to do a miracle.

So now I’m off to my 9:30 aerobic class.  I’m working on my outside, while God is working on my inside!  

2 thoughts on “Not in My Own Strength

  1. Erma – your blog is an amazing tale of a strong determined beautiful single mother fighting hard everyday to be fully surrendered to Jesus and his will. I’m blown away by the strength of your writing: It’s powerful, insightful, stirring, vulnerable, honest, and compelling. Keep it up, and keep your chin up in your life. You are a huge WINNER.

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