9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Happy Wednesday! Going to take a small break in our study on people in the Bible to reflect on a thought I had a few months back. In one of the devotionals, I said the words, “Jesus isn’t looking for a perfect friend; he already has a perfect father.”
This thought of perfection can really cripple me from time to time. Many times I want to operate on a strict system or schedule that doesn’t leave any room for mistakes.
I get frustrated when I don’t meet my expectations. I really do get hard on myself, and I am not sure if you are familiar with the feeling. I am the kind of person who writes down list after list. I highlight goal over the goal. On Monday’s I will go to the gym at 4:00 pm, and on Fridays, I will read a chapter before I get on with my day. Obviously, these are examples, but when I don’t complete the things I set out for myself, I get upset.
I am quick to feel as if I do not have the strength to overcome my strongholds, and I often forget to lean on God through that time. He really should be my first choice,
Today I hope to remember that every time I feel as if I lack or as if I am weak, I remember the strength that God gives us. I hope you do too.
Father God, thank you for being such a kind and loving father. Thank you for meeting us where you find us. Thank you for giving us power and making us strong in our weaknesses. Remind us when we seek perfection that we are not looking for a perfect friend; we already have a perfect father. Remind us that your grace is sufficient. It is with everything in us that we pray, AMEN!