We live in a proud society. Our culture deems that those who are “perfect”, strong and can do everything themselves are the most admired and successful. That’s why we tend to hide our failures and mistakes. Our weaknesses get pushed deep into our private lives and we begin the process of masking ourselves. Scripture teaches us something different though, it’s counter-cultural and refreshing
Ronja from Abounding Grace wrote a post called How Our Failures Can Turn Into Victory where she articulates a new perspective on the calling of Jesus’ disciples by focusing on one particular name. She beautifully writes what God had drawn her heart to learn.
To speak out loud of your failures, to be identified by your mistakes — might not spell out brave in this broken world turned dark. But in God’s perspective, our confessed failures turn into victories won and our weakness only makes us strong.”
It reminds me of 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “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. 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.”
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