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In every age strength has been the quest and measuring line for leadership. Strength to achieve and conqueror. The ability to be self-sufficient and capable with out any assistance needed. The modern man struts his “stuff” to be admired and followed by those who envy and want the same power. Gods way is different – totally. He glories not in the strength of man but his weakness. He works when we see our need for him, and when we realize we can do nothing of ourselves, In Psalms 102:23 – ” He weakens our strength in the way“. Sickness, pain and trouble cause us to enter a powerful realm called “weakness”, were HIS strength is made perfect in 2 Corinthians 12:9. Divine strength comes though human need, and dependency. If we are too powerful, God waits, for He is no longer needed . We want to “make it happen” in our ability, but God wants to “create” something new in us as we wait for his Spirits leading. We learn in weakness to function from the right motivation; that is real power. We act from a place of divine power and advantage. Patience has its perfect work in us so that we will lack nothing. The psalmist said “His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior”. Why? Our strength is nothing to His ability. He holds the universe, as we boast in our own plans, what a paradox!
God is faithful to slow us down so that we discover His ability. He refreshes us when our strength fails; rejoice in your weakness for it is a “springboard” to true power! Jude writes “To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy”. We cannot keep ourselves in our own will power, His keeping power is our true might. In Zechariah 4:6 it is not by our power and might that move God, but his Spirit. Today, RELAX and yield to Gods mighty hand and let him give you a place of “immunity”. Stand in the power of His might – Let Him uphold you.