Unless you live under the current threats of ISIS or Ebola, this is what your life looks like:
You wake up. Live your life. Go to sleep.
Wake up. Live.
And if you’re average like me, hardly one of the thousands of thoughts that occupy your attention during the living is of God.
And yet, God is near, like your shadow on a bright day, ever-present with you. Inescapable. Helping. Now.
You know it’s important to know your strengths. And that’s where the self-help books will have you focus. This makes sense when your goal is to gain position, authority, influence.
But not if your goal is to be like Christ.
The Bible presents a counter-intuitive, even risky, view of strength and weakness. It’s that, paradoxically, it’s more important for your ultimate good to know your weakness, than your strength, to know, just how far that weakness goes.
Do you know it?
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