Matthew 22:14 (NKJV)
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
What if God chose you, not for your superior intellect, your quick wit, or your athletic prowess, but rather for your broken heart, your greatest fear, or your addiction?
What if God chose you for your weaknesses? For those areas, that His greatness could be made the most evident?
What if you began to realize that in every area of your life you have a calling, a place God wants to choose you, but He can’t because you are running full strength in your own ability, shunning your weaknesses?
What if your life begins to change?
2 Corinthians 12:9 (AMP)
9 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 [a]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 [b]pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
What if you began to see those areas in your life that you think of as weakness, those places of insecurity, pride, fear, or addiction as platforms for His glory?
What if those places, which previously had been places of shame, guilt and condemnation now could became altars of surrender, places of His exchange, where His peace, His joy and His hope infiltrate and dominate ?
What if your weaknesses stops being the center of your focus and God becomes your heart delight?
What if you begin to live your life as God’s chosen, in your marriage, in your parenting, your business, in your ministry, in your relationships?
What if your life begins to change?
Hebrews 13:20-21 (AMP)
20 Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),
21 Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).
What if your area of weakness is really the place God is equipping you to carry out His will?
What if your strengths are nice but your weaknesses are better?
What if you become excellent at piloting your weaknesses by becoming stronger in surrendering your weakness than glorying in your own strengths?
What if being “strong in the Lord” requires you to be weak in you?
What if a “weak you” becomes redefined by the Great, Awesome, All powerful, All knowing, All caring God who has all the answers and has a perfect plan for your good?
What if you invite God to operate in your weaknesses?
What if from now on, that addiction to sugar, drugs, alcohol or pornography becomes God’s place to inhabit, to operate in and through, to heal, to restore, and to redeem?
What if you step out of living in the steep peaks and valleys of doing things in your own power, to the evenness of God’s grace from weakness to weakness?
What if those restless places of dissatisfaction and discontent because of your constant weaknesses, become places of complete and total rest, in God?
What if you no longer lead a life lead by your weaknesses or your strengths but being lead only by the Holy Spirit?
What if your life begins to change and you are transformed?
12 I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.
2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]