Nowadays if you aren't capable of doing everything on your own, you are instantly viewed as weak. In our society, strength is less about wisdom and more about how much you can carry. With this logic, we now have many broken-back heroes running around, still attempting to save the day. I'm not sure about you, but I'd rather be perceived as "weak" than to carry heavy burdens on a broken back any day.
What if I told you that being strong is overrated? Would you believe me? If not, I really want you to think through these next questions. What has playing "strong" actually earned you? Aren't you overly depleted and consistently burdened down with tasks? Hasn't it also caused you to ignore your feelings in order to keep up the "superhero act" for others? None of that sounds worthy of a reward to me.
But you know what is worthy of a special honor? A person that's vulnerable enough with themselves and others to admit the truth. They recognize the moment they acknowledge their weakness is where the strength of the Lord comes in to save the day. This person finds great comfort in their weakness and so should you. Because the real truth is that only God can be God. So there's no need to run around behaving as if your strength could even compare.
Remember, being "strong" is overrated.
“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.”
II Corinthians 12:9 NKJV
Song(s) Meditation: Overrated by Jonathan McReynolds
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Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
Who in your life views you as a superhero? What are the tasks that you find yourself consistently burdened with? Is it a complete overhaul of tasks or a lack of time management? How can you position yourself to depend more on God and less on your own strength? How exactly does leaning on God more look for you?