2 Corinthians 12:7-10

“…Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

It’s good to be weak when our weaknesses cause us to depend on Christ. I often times find myself so frustrated or discouraged when I slip up. I feel like “I know better!” or “why am I STILL struggling with this?” But the Lord taught me how my focus was off. I was so focused on the destination that I wasn’t embracing the journey. I was more focused on the sin than I was focusing on Jesus, the Savior and Cleanser of my sins. THAT was a sin in itself: idolatry. I worshipped the idea of being a “perfect” Christian instead of worshipping the One that makes me perfect.

I say this often and will continue to say it: God is less concerned about you messing up as He is about your relationship with Him. This isn’t a congeniality contest. He’s not looking for people that look and act their best, He’s looking for people that need Him. He didn’t come for the well but for the sick. He’s not looking for perfect people, He’s looking for people to make perfect. I don’t know about you but I’m definitely messed up without Christ.

In our relationship with Him, our DAILY walk, is how we get our healing, cleansing, and deliverance from sins. We are strong in our weaknesses because of Him. And He who began a good work in you WILL complete it, just keep walking ❤️

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