“….whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.” Hebrews 11:34.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Hebrews 9-11.
Hebrews has quite a list of characters from the Old Testament who became strong in God. They doubted themselves and they doubted God but He used them anyway.
Each of us have weaknesses. We know them and so do those who know us well. The last thing we would want to do is get into situations where those weaknesses are being counted on to produce something good.
BUT God does not care about our weaknesses. He knows that He can use us successfully in any capacity He chooses. Our part is to be willing no matter what.
We are not able to choose what He will do. It is quite likely that He would not ask us to do what we’re weak at, HOWEVER that is His call.
I like the verses where we are instructed that when we represent Him we will be given the words we need. I want those words.
So often I know that my words are coming out rather than His, and I wish they weren’t. Am I ready to let go of what I say so that He can intervene?
“Lord, I am weak and You are strong. Take over every part of me. I give You permission right now. I want Your Words to be my words. I want my actions to rightly represent You. Forgive me for messing this up so often. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”
In our own strength the value of what we do is zip by God’s count.