Because 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.
So real this is to me Jesus. With all the silly mistakes I’ve made recently, You helped me to realize… it’s not about how perfect I can get things done, or how ashamed I should be if it doesn’t, but tt You’ve alr stepped forth before me & walk it out for me.
You gave me the free will to make decisions and choices, and even as I carry them out & I make mistakes, Your grace is so overwhelming, and oh how Your love covers & envelope me. Your correction is so gentle, reminding me tt mistakes are good & there’s nth to be ashamed abt, for by them I learn and grow, and in them Your strength manifests.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (AMP)
But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
Amen amen. Thank You Lord. (: