Qualified by Weakness – Gary Ellis

It can be very liberating to know your weakness qualifies you to experience the power of Christ.

I’ve been yearning for a greater demonstration of the Spirit and power in those areas that my life touches.  The testimonies of it happening “over there somewhere” are fine.  The stories are encouraging.  But, it’s each of our destinies – as New Creations – that the power stories are our personal stories.

What qualifies me…and you?

First, and maybe most importantly…

It’s our weakness that qualifies us.  It’s not about false humility.  It’s about embracing your incapacity to make anything super happen with all the lacks of your natural.  It’s about consciously resting in His life flowing in and through you.

It’s also about truly seeing ourselves as containers of His grace power.  It’s about abandoning the “need” to impress anyone (including ourselves or God) with our own prowess.

Did you know that to do so is so absolutely counter-intuitive that you’ll have to “strive” to enter that rest?

Did you know it will be important for you to lay down the need to understand how the Holy Spirit is going to produce the amazing God-like results in this or that circumstance…this or that person?

Did you also know that His power can only come to completion in the areas where we embrace our lack of ability and understanding?

Did you know that His miracles are a result of faith in the free flow of His life and not your “workings?”

We have our part.  We have to do things.  We have to say things (although probably not as much as we often think or feel).  However, “our things” are not “His things.”  We often don’t seem to know the difference. 

It’s about “putting one foot in front of the other” in areas we’ve been given to live.  And…it’s about the humility of consciously knowing deep within, “I’m taking the first step.  The next invisible step is Yours.”  It’s about learning to “follow His lead” even when you’re not sure you are. 

2 Corinthians 12:9, “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.”

Gary

 

 

 

  • Futurehopevm

      And…it’s about the humility of consciously knowing deep within, “I’m taking the first step.  The next invisible step is Yours.”  It’s about learning to “follow His lead” even when you’re not sure you are. 
    Wow! THIS IS GOOD! This means that we actually can take risks and make mistakes knowing God will still love us.

  • Futurehopevm

    I like this because it also speaks of taking risks and goofing up.  I was just reading a book about this.  It’s perfectly ok with God when we are not perfect, when we are weak, when we don’t have the answers…in fact, it’s not ok with God when we are pompous, acting like we need no help and have all the answers.  Great post PG!