The Importance Of Power

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What if there is more to suffering than one realizes? How would one’s mindset shift if he or she believed that all trials and tribulations that society perceives as weaknesses, are in actuality strength? When a person is brought into moments of weakness, he/she must become open to allowing strength to come in. 2 Corinthians 12:9 states, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” What if God is calling people to embrace their weaknesses, so that He can respond with his strength? There is a natural power paradox that is believed within society. The innate way to think about power is, that when one has strength, he/she is strong. It is not born into one another to embrace weakness; culture has been conditioned …show more content…
It is difficult for anyone to understand why people must endure tragic times. The human race must realize that in order to be strong, one must tap into resources of someone that knows more. In Ephesians 2:10 it states, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” He is the only one that knows the beginning to the end. People sin and have moral weaknesses. Humans have limited perspective, which makes it impossible to fully comprehend pain, loss, and trials. Isaiah 55:8-9 assures us, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my way. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” God is using these trials to prepare His people to do amazing things. We are also reminded of this in Hebrews 12:10, which implies that, we are enabled to share in His holiness through the discipline of enduring …show more content…
Step one is to acknowledge sin. When one acknowledges sin and asks for forgiveness, they are relinquishing some control of their life. Admitting that one needs Gods strength to pull through the trials and tribulations that he/she is facing, is laying the foundation of being fully committed to a trust relationship with Him. The second step is to ask God where one is in this journey; basically asking where a person is standing on the teeter totter. God will show the person and help him/her to acknowledge Gods help. It is important to not settle for self-management in life. Gods wants to help, He wants us to remember that according to His word, “My Brothers and sisters, consider nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect effect, so that you will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything.”(James

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