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.