“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. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
(2 Corinthians 12:9, 10 NLT)

The Apostle Paul was a man who felt weak and inadequate due to all the obstacles that confronted him during his missionary travels. His insufficiency turned into favor as he learned to depend completely on the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ in order to live an extraordinary life of victory. Divine grace is defined as the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God. The Lord pours out His grace on us by His Spirit to regenerate or strengthen us. At times we may feel too tired, too sick, too poor, too old, too young, too uneducated, too ugly, too fat, too busy, too unprepared, too inexperienced, too timid or too unpopular to accomplish anything worthwhile for God. The Lord often maintains an area of weakness in our lives in order to showcase His power so that only He will receive all the glory for anything that we accomplish. It is better to be strong in Christ then in ourselves. Instead of dwelling on our inabilities we should be boasting about God’s abilities. Powerful weaklings rely on the power of God. More of God’s power means more of our weakness.

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