2 Corinthians 12:9

2 Corinthians 12:9
“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.”

I’m am broken and deeply flawed. Left to my own devices I leave a trail of hurt and deep pain caused by my radical levels of selfishness, self will, and self-centeredness. I know this because it describes much of the middle half of my life. And I was not a bad guy, just had never known God, Christ, and certainly not the Holy Spirit.

That all changed when I finally understood what Christ’s death on the cross meant for the forgiveness of my sins. None of my sins were too big for Him to forgive – I wasn’t such a powerful figure that God couldn’t handle it. Go figure.

We are all broken – flawed, self centered, weak, etc. It’s how we are, all of us. God knows that and loves us in perfect, enormous, unfathomable love. He gives us these weaknesses so we stay humble, so even we can see through the dense fog of our arrogance – see that we are what we are and fall far short of the glory of God, fall far short of being qualified to be in His presence any day or future date. He gives us these so we realize that without Him we are nothing but Satan fodder, that WE NEED HIM!! He doesn’t need us, and we are in desperate need of Him to lead a truly fulfilling life.

What do you do with your brokenness? Do you hide it under a cloak of denial or embrace it as who you are without Christ? Do you wear your brokenness around your neck like a millstone, a heavy, crushing, unbearable weight? Or, do you wear it like tools in a toolbelt – same weight, yet you can use them to build and repair.

Those tools are wisdom, and wisdom is the foundation of meaningful service. They are the keys to successful soul hunting.

Embrace your brokenness and weakness. Turn humbly to the triune God for healing, redemption and direction.

We are broken. Good knows it and loves us still. Use that to serve Him as He calls you. Turn what Satan meant for bad into the good God intends it to be used for. No pity pot for us! Be bold in imperfection through Christ and his healing, redemptive power.

Tackle the day for His glory.

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