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.
(2 Corinthians 12:9).
What are your weaknesses? What defense mechanisms do you employ when things go wrong in your life? Do you have the weakness of falling into depression when you feel hopeless? Do you have the weakness of giving up when you feel disappointed? Do you have the weakness of fiercely defending yourself when you feel attacked?
Precious Child, did you know that I am with you during your weaknesses? Did you know that the Power of My Son, Jesus, rests on you during your weaknesses? Did you know that it is during your weaknesses that I want to show you My Grace? Beloved, My Grace and Power are perfectly enough for you to overcome the lies of the father-of-lies, who is at work in you during your weaknesses.
NOW TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN ALL WE ASK OR IMAGINE, ACCORDING TO HIS POWER THAT IS AT WORK WITHIN US, TO HIM BE GLORY
My Child, through My Son, I can do immeasurably more in your life than all you can ask or imagine, especially during your weaknesses. However, you need to come to Me. You need to tell Me how you feel and which oppressing beliefs from the father-of-lies are making you weak. Then, you need to listen to My Words for you. Through My Words you will receive My Power to overcome your weakness and to do My Will in your life.
Focus on your heart, and find the weaknesses that live in your character through the lies of the father-of-lies. Stop hiding your weaknesses. Stop running from them. Stop blaming them on others. Stop trying to fix them. Instead, claim and name them.
Then, expose these weaknesses to the Lord Jesus Christ. Ask Him to do immeasurably more than what you can do with them—to work His Power in you, so your weaknesses may be overcome.
PRAYER: I praise You, Perfect Father, that You sent Your Son, Jesus, to deal with any weakness I might have. Lord Jesus, I cannot fix my weaknesses, nor does it help to run from them, or hide them. They follow me wherever I go. Therefore, I call them by name and lay them at Your feet. Work Your Power in me, to do immeasurably more than I can ask or imagine. Cover my weaknesses with Your Grace, so they might be overcome. To You be Glory!
Maintain an Awareness
The defense mechanism of blaming has been with us since the beginning of time.