Without A Leg To Stand On

All scripture taken from the New Living Translation

1 Cor 1:25 & 28-29; This “foolish” (foolish according to human understanding) plan of God is far wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is far stronger than the greatest of human strength. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important, ????so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

When I gave my life to the Lord, He gave me a reason to live for. He gave me wisdom, He gave me good gifts, talents, His Holy Spirit, to move through me and that is so totally awesome to me. I’ve seen and done things I never thought would be possible to do. Yet at the same time the Lord is also taking things out of me that I thought were good things. Things that I thought were strengths. Does this sound familiar?

We as humans tend to want to trust in our own strengths and understandings. What I am discovering about these so called strengths is that although to our human understanding in comparison to Gods understanding they can be weaknesses or rather moral frailties that God does not approve of. As the title goes, “Without A Leg To Stand On” I kept feeling like the rug was getting pulled out from under me, I’d tried getting up and starting over but until I realized that God didn’t want what I was doing the way I was doing it because it was done depending on my own strength. I was literally stumbling over what I thought to be a strength. His ways are so deep and fathomless, I’m finding out that when I start something and I feel His disapproval I look to Him and think, Oh, you don’t like that either huh? It would be easy to feel like there is nothing about me that He likes, but that is not true!!!! He loves us so much, and these characteristics that we have are in truth good and pleasant to Him, but, when we take our eyes off of Him and trust in self, instead of seeking Him for His plan and purpose is where we meet with His disapproval. So as it says in 2 Cor 13:9; We are glad to be weak, if you are really strong (powerful and capable). What we pray for is your restoration to maturity. We are growing in the “Grace” of God. We’re not under condemnation, but we are under the conviction of the Holy Spirit.

 

You see it’s like this, in the same manner that the life that Jesus was poured out on the cross, my life (my strengths as well as my weaknesses) is being poured out also. So that, Christ can live, rule and reign in my heart and life.

Is 53:10-12; But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him and fill him with grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have a multitude of children, many heirs. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s plan will prosper in his hands. When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of what he has experienced, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins. I will give him the honors of one who is mighty and great, because he exposed himself to death. he was counted among those who were sinners. he bore the sins of many and interceded for sinners.

Lord I pray that I will learn to fully trust in You, that when I am weak you will be strong. Help me to see things the way that You see them. I pray that I will seek your face and follow hard after you in all of my ways. I give you control, and I ask you Lord to make straight what is crooked in me.

If this speaks to your heart, as it has to mine, then know this! The Lord is loving you in such a way as to make you whole and complete. Without Him, without His strength we are nothing. And that He “is” making of us something.

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