How to Be Strong in Times of Weakness
Ephesians 6:10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil...18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
Here are some definitions of “strong”:
1) Having or marked by great physical power, 2) Having moral or intellectual power, 3) Having great resources (as of wealth or talent) 4) Having a specified number, such as “an army ten thousand strong, 5) Effective especially in a specified direction
Your direction determines your destiny. Your assignment determines your ascent.
People usually cope with, excuse, or manage their weaknesses. When you embrace your weakness in God's Word and Presence, you are ready to exchange it for strength. Grace is always a transforming power. The defining factor is not what you have (weakness), but what you are willing to give up for something better (strength).
The Apostle learned this in his assignment: 2 Corinthians 12:9, And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me....For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Remember, being strong in the Lord is all about your direction and focus. Prayer, time in the Word, and keeping your God-given assignments provides a basis for gaining strength.