How I Deal with My Weaknesses

So where do I feel weak?

  • I feel weak in being disciplined in rising early
  • I feel weak in having self control when it comes to sugar
  • I feel weak when it comes to keeping my home in order
  • I feel weak in making choices to exercise
  • I feel weak keeping up with all my home and church responsibilities 
  • I feel weak in managing my crazy inbox
  • I feel weak keeping up with my to do list
  • I feel weak when it comes to details 
  • I feel weak in planning dinner , geez it comes around every day
  • I feel weak in planning in general
These are some of the areas that I feel weak and inadequate in.  
“Each time he (Jesus) said, “My grace is all you need.  My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”- this is what the apostle Paul said in the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 12:9
It is cool how Jesus said “my power works best in weakness.”  This verse encouraged me to pray to God when I feel weak/inadequate and to ask Him for his power and grace.  
Here are a few things I want to do before tackling something that I feel like I totally suck in:
  1. Just pause and be still for a moment (Your soul needs a mini retreat/recess) I taught on how to Be still
  2. Acknowledge that I feel weak in this particular thing.  For me it is good just to admit that.  It is good for me to own up to my inadequate places so that I can grow in them.  Recognizing that I am weak and have limitations helps me to remember I am a normal human.  Sometimes the expectations I put on myself are not fair or healthy
  3. Ask God to give me the strength, grace and power to do this thing.  This helps me because alone I feel overwhelmed (What I do when I feel overwhelmed)and inadequate but I need to remember my creator and the power that is available to me.
Life is a process, a journey.  Life is imperfect.  I am imperfect.  Everyone is imperfect.  The church is imperfect (A message on how the church is messy and beautiful).  I am just trying to learn to live following Jesus who loves me with all my imperfections and weaknesses.  
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