What Was I Thinking?

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV).

Right now God must be really strong in my life. He must be very powerful because I have been very weak.

I have put myself into situations I shouldn’t have, getting the results everyone told me I would get.

Only when everyone is telling me not to do something, my automatic thought is that I can handle the situation. It is not as bad as they are making it out to be.

I forget that I am not the strong person people think I am. I don’t always follow the Bible to the nth degree. I have moments of weakness. I have moments where no matter how hard I try to stop a situation, I still have to suffer the consequences.

I am glad that my God is strong when I am weak. I love that He is faithful when I am unfaithful. Loving when I am unloving. I am a human being. I am flawed.

God knows me better than I know me. He knows that I am going to fail. He knows that I do things I am not supposed to do, cross lines that I never thought I’d cross.

The amazing part is that God still loves me. When I am beating myself for not being a better human being, for being weak, for being the biggest numskull on the planet, God still loves me. God only knows why.

The moral of this story is that we are going to make mistakes, do stupid things, put ourselves in situations that we shouldn’t, and God is still going to love us.

Were we wrong?  Yes.  Was I wrong?  Yes.

Only things to do now are to repent–change our way of thinking, to meditate on how much God has forgiven us and ask forgiveness of those we have hurt.

We have to let God do the work in us to make us better human beings.   We have to remember no matter how evolved we think we are, we are still God’s works-in-progress.

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