Monday, April 18, 2011

2 Cor 12:8-10

2 Cor 12:8-10
Three times I besought the Lord about this, that it should leave me; but he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, 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.

Don’t be afraid of your own weakness.

St Therese of Avila said:
You gotta have desire
You gotta have determination
You gotta have courage
But if you don’t have it, it’s OK!

Ask God for it and He will give it to you.

So whenever you run into an obstacle that rules you out from making progress in your spiritual journey, it is an opportunity to plead poverty and qualify for divine welfare.

That is what all the saints say.

You’re supposed to run into your limitations
You’re supposed to run into your weaknesses
You’re supposed to run into things you think are a block and that leads you to say – “Lord, I can’t do it without you” and the Lord will help you through it.

Source: Ralph Martin - The Fulfilment of All Desire

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