Today’s Battle Drill Devotional: You Bring Glory to God, Whatever You Think About Yourself
Read 2 Corinthians 12:1-10. What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror? Are you pleased with what you see? Or do you wish you were different? Do you wish you were more like someone else and less like, well, you? What about your weaknesses? Do you accept them, or wish you could get rid of them?
If Paul had a mirror, he would have looked in it and wished the thorn in his flesh would disappear. But God had other plans! He said to Paul, you have this thorn in the flesh – this weakness – because both your strengths and your weaknesses can give me glory. All you need do is rely on my grace and my power. Just do what I have called you to do and stop trying to be someone else.
When we do not trust God and his plan for our lives, it can lead to frustration and bitterness, and we prevent ourselves from becoming what God wants us to be. But when we accept that God loves us – weaknesses and all – and has a purpose for our lives if we can just learn to trust him and his plans for us, then we can bring him glory.
THINK IT OVER
How does God use your weaknesses to bring glory to him?