When has there been a time where you felt weak (and maybe your prayers weren't being answered) but where you saw God ultimately use His strength through your weakness (or maybe you didn't see it, but you trusted)?
Many of you know that I am expecting my third child very soon (March 7th). As of late, I have been very tired and my brain has been a little bit less functional than usual (then again, I do have toddlers, so technically my brain has been out of commission for about three years). I have been weak.
Recently I was asked to speak at a women's night out event for a church. I accepted the offer, had an idea about what I wanted to talk about, and then handed it over to God. I vacillated between two topics for the past two weeks, and finally landed on one (a few days before the talk!). I had the information I wanted to talk about, but I did not have the energy to really practice my talk, something I normally like to do. I prayed that God would give me energy, but I just felt like I had nothing to give - even up to the the day I was to talk (Friday). I was weak.
I felt like God wasn't answering my prayers for help...for energy and a clear mind. My mother-in-law, the night of the talk, reminded me that when we are weak He is strong - it's not about me, it's about Him and His glory. I needed that reminder...big time! I said, "okay God, it's all you, I can't do it." I am weak.
This past Friday I gave my talk. I knew God wanted me to speak, and I spoke. It wasn't great, the areas I wasn't prepared for showed, but you know what, I did it. I did what God asked and I know that someone in that room needed to hear what I had to say. This experience of being weak really showed me how much it is not about me. I am His servant working for His glory. I don't have to be down on myself or think too much about it...I can just say, "thank you Lord for allowing me, in all my weakness, to serve you."
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