It was a weakness that I hid all the time.
There is a murderer in the Bible that said he took pride in his weaknesses. I'm thinking, he must not have had warts.
What does it look like to be proud of weaknesses?
"Hey, Man! I'm not good at sports! Jealous?"
"Check this out! I can't do this tenth push up!"
"Whoa! I'm too self conscious to pursue my dreams! Sweet!"
Why would a murderer be proud of his weaknesses?
In this week's sermon, I talk about warts and three reasons why we should boast in weaknesses.
Paul the Apostle says in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 that
"I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
Our instinct is to hide our weaknesses, but Paul bragged about them.
He was able to boast in weakness because of the following three reasons:
1. He realized that life wasn't about him
2. He realized in his weakness, he was strong
3. He realized that God uses his weakness to put to shame the strong
I encourage you to listen to this sermon with an open heart, and challenge you to let God look good in your weakness as He uses the unlikely to do incredible things.
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