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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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

The world's viewpoint of weakness is a negative one. If you asked most men if they had a preference for being weak or for being strong, most would lean toward strength. Paul takes a countercultural approach when it comes thinking about weakness. And he goes much further to express contentment with insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. Paul's view was shaped by God's response.

As men, we wrestle with being "enough." Paul was not strong enough and asked God to provide for him by taking away the source of his trouble. What God plainly said was that He was enough when Paul was not. When dealing with any number of difficulties in life, be content with God being enough where you are not. Stop focusing on where you are lacking and start looking for how God's power is made perfect in your weakness.

DO THIS TODAY: Be content with God's power and grace when you feel weak. 

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