Some days I feel so limited, so inept…so clumsy. I’m sure you have days like this. On days like those remember that, thankfully, we need not be measured by our human limitations.
I grew up in a rough part of town, all boys were clearly measured by their ability to fight…to be tough. I wasn’t that tough, but I had an older brother that was by far the toughest boy in town. So as Jamie’s brother I was never measured by my physical weakness or limitations…I carried with me my big brother’s strength; for all knew to fight me was to ultimately fight my brother Jamie…and no one wanted to do that. My brother was always there to protect me. Satan wants us to think it is all about us…depends on us…and nobody is there to help us. Dependence or reliance on any one else is really hard, especially for men. Self-sufficiency seems so reasonable to strive for, but putting my confidence in me to meet my needs and solve everything, soothe me, wow, what a set up for failure and loss.
We have so much more than a tough brother in our corner…we have our Lord and God. So today, remember that it’s not about your human limitations…it’s about His strength, not yours. When you have some struggle today, put on the armor, trust in God’s power and promises and put your confidence in His track record, not yours.
Dear God our Father,
I take baby steps of faith, and based on this genuine faith, I am confident that You will show me what You can do. I want to know the excitement of seeing Your work in me. I am thankful for seeing Your work in this Stepping Stones community of believers. All glory to you my Lord.
Through faith I receive Your Spirit. Give me Your Spirit today and everyday. Your Spirit empowers me to go beyond my human limitations…beyond my physical ability and strength…for without You I am so much weaker. I pray that I not measure my human limitations as I face the challenges and burdens before me. The issue is not my human limitations…the issue is Your Strength, not mine. I believe by walking closer to you, I can better understand and accomplish Your purpose with Your strength, not mine. I pray in the name and authority of Jesus Christ – AMEN
And the apostles said unto the lord, Increase our faith.
And the Lord said, “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.”
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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10