Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Show Your Weakness

If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

Admitting weakness leaves us vulnerable and uncomfortable—a place we generally don’t like to be.

In 1984, there was a popular phrase from the Dry Idea deodorant commercials: “Never let them see you sweat.” 

The message was that you should never let your nerves, insecurity, or weakness show. You should always act strong and in control, even if you don’t feel it.

I’m reminded of this commercial as I read Paul’s words to the Corinthians. He advises that we show our weakness…the exact opposite of what society says.

I'm sharing this devotion at Christian Devotions today! I hope you'll join me there to continue reading...Show Your Weakness.

In Christ,

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  1. Hi Laura,
    We're neighbors at Coffee for your Heart today :) and I think about how being genuine about our vulnerabilities is actually what draws us toward another and gives us the opportunity many times to connect. What we would miss if we never let anyone see us sweat! :)

  2. Laura, it is only as we show or admit our weakness to Jesus, that we find ourselves connected more deeply with Him and others. Much wisdom in this post.

  3. "...we can't draw from {God's strength} without admitting our weakness" -- great point, Laura. Good reminder to allow our weaknesses to usher in His power. (Which is what we need to do His work anyhow!) Lovely devotion, Laura, thanks for sharing. ((hug))

  4. It's not always easy to show our weaknesses but I've found when I do, it often helps others and it allows God's strength to shine through.


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