Day 56 Feb 25 2 Corinthians 12:10
2 Corinthians 12:7-10Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.My attitude is very important. Some days I don’t understand why I can’t have better knees or a better constitution. I don’t get why I have to be allergic to so many foods. But these limitations I have to accept. I have to accept “what is”.Only then can I allow God to strengthen me. Only then can I rely on God for his grace and his courage. I have to quit focusing on my limitations. I have to let Christ take over my attitude and my life. Because I depend on his strength and his grace I can do more.Lord, forgive me for not trusting in you and your wisdom. Fill me with your love and joy. Show me your grace and mercy in every area of my life. Help me to depend on your strength instead of mine. Help me to lean on your wisdom instead of mine. Forgive me for my bad attitude. Make me shine with your peace, your gentleness and your kindness. Today, I will depend on you and follow your leading.