Embracing Weakness: A Pathway to Realizing Strength

Here’s a simple principle. Not easy, but simple. If we understand our areas of weakness, then we can partner with those who have complimentary strengths. Since we can’t do it all, much more could be accomplished if we share the load.


This reminds me of what Jesus said,

“Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Put on my yoke, and learn from me. Im gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)


This is the beauty of the body of Christ. We often find that when we seek to put on Jesus’ yoke, we find ourselves partnered with someone who is our compliment. We can’t do it all on our own, but embracing our weakness creates space for collaborating with others.


Two are better than one because they have a good return for their hard work. If either should fall, one can pick up the other. But how miserable are those who fall and don’t have a companion to help them up! Also, if two lie down together, they can stay warm. But how can anyone stay warm alone? Also, one can be overpowered, but two together can put up resistance. A three-ply cord doesn’t easily snap.

(Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)


Like I said, in principle it is simple, in reality not so easy, but totally worth the effort.


Grace and peace,


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