Today, I am making peace.
I am making peace with my weaknesses. Recently, my pastor quoted this the other day in church and it really got me thinking. This is one of my biggest struggles. Perfection. I always feel the need to have everything perfect and to be perfect. I am constantly focused on the areas of my life that aren’t “perfect”. I am fixated on my weaknesses. In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, it says “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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties, For when I am weak, then I am strong.” Instead of dwelling on the things I’m not good at, I should be dwelling on the things I am good at and use those things to further the kingdom. God made us all different, we all have different passions, talents and spiritual gifts. That’s what makes the body one. God doesn’t want us to all be good at the same thing. Some are gifted with hospitality, some are not, and that’s ok! God made us that way. Sometimes I am trying so hard to make the weaknesses in my life better when I should be using my strengths. I am learning I don’t have to be good at everything. I don’t have to be ashamed of my failures or embarrassed because im not good at a certain something. That’s the way God made me and designed me to be. The body of Christ is there for the areas where I fall short. When we all use our gifts and talents to the fullest, instead of dwelling on our weakness, that is when we are fully living for Christ and furthering the kingdom. I need to invest my time and energy in what I do best. Instead of feeling exhausted by the end of the day from trying so hard to perfect my weak points, I need to look back and rejoice in the things I am good at and be thankful for those gifts.