Might, strength, power, and success, sometimes, seem to be qualities reserved for a selected group of people. Many individuals do not consider themselves as part of the unique set of people with such qualities.
Is strength something we’re born with or is it something that we can develop? We do believe that it is a combination of both. Strength is not only the physical ability to withstand great force but would refer to the mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions as well. Though some may be born with a greater degree of strength in some facets than others, we can all train ourselves to gain strength where we lack it.
In the Bible, Samson was characterized by sheer physical strength. His strength was inborn and he was unmatched by any of his contemporaries. In spite of his strength, Samson had an emotional weakness that led to his demise. Samson’s affection towards Delilah ultimately led to his captivity in the hands of the Philistines. The point is that just as we have strengths, we also have areas of weaknesses. Most times, we focus on the weak areas and end up measuring our strength using the wrong standards.
WHAT DO YOU MEASURE STRENGTH BY?
When we have a challenge or go through a though process in life without emerging victorious, we beat ourselves up and judge ourselves harshly as failures, underachievers, or weaklings. Measuring strength by the number of victories one has is acceptable but not accurate. You are also strong when you recover after life throws a heavy stone at you. The pain and harsh realities we endure are marks of our strength. So do not view your current situation as a weakness. If you have been able to survive through it all, till this moment, know that you are strong!!
As stated earlier some strengths come naturally to us whiles others aren’t innate. The good news is that, no matter what our “weaknesses” are we can correct and transform them into strengths. God gave us the ability to make such transformations and that in itself is a strength. You might think you’re weak but you’re actually not because you have it in you to become as strong as you can be in any area of your life.
Phi 4:13 KJV I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
The word of God has already said that you are stronger than you think and you have the ability to do all things because Christ strengthens you.
YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
2Co 12:9 KJV “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness“. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Always remember that as a Christian you are not alone. The fact that God is strong makes you also strong because He lives in you.
What areas of your life do you think you’re naturally strong at? What areas do you think need improving? Also, are there any weaknesses you may have had in the past that you’ve been able to overcome? Please do share it with us in the comment section.