Raising a people of purpose


2 Corinthians 12: 9
The Word: 2 Corinthians 12: 9 (KJV)

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Dig Deeper:
2 Corinthians 12: 10 

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Think about it
Another synonym for grace is strength. So when someone has grace in an area, they are strong in that area. The opposite of strength is weakness. So we can safely say that when an individual has no grace in an area, they are weak in that area.

The general assumption or assertion by motivational speakers is that you should find an area where you are very good and stay there. That is very true because you function better in an area that comes naturally to you. However it’s possible that God wants an individual to function in an area where they seem inadequate. In other words, an area where they don’t seem naturally graced. Moses was sent to Pharaoh, he complained that he was a stammerer. How can he be speaking to the King when he couldn’t talk properly? Many people mightily used of God felt inadequate originally
– Gideon was hiding from the Midianites’
– Jeremiah said he was only a child…..

Perhaps you feel you own inadequacies, but those weaknesses are actually the reasons why you should succeed because all you need do is exchange your weaknesses for his strength. For his strength is made perfect in your weaknesses. So when you are weak in your own ability, you can actually be strong in God’s grace…

Prayer focus:  Lord thank you for grace. Thank you for strength made perfect in weaknesses

Book of the month: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.
On Grace: If not for the Grace of God by Joyce Meyer recommended.