You were created to be an overcomer. This means you have the ability to get OVER anything that may COME your way. Get it – Overcomer – Get OVER anything that may COME your way. You have been given a specific set of skills and experiences that have strengthened you for your journey.
You are STRONG. Have you forgotten this?
But this morning, I also want to point out something you’re likely fully aware of. You have weaknesses. We all have strengths, but we also have weaknesses. We don’t need to shy away from our weaknesses, cover them up or wish they weren’t there. Our weaknesses are crucial to our journey.
Listen to me here sister, this might be worth writing down: A weakness is not a weakness when God fills that gap with his strength.
When are we the weakest? When we are suffering.
I’m talking about suffering when a relationship is falling apart.
Suffering when sickness has hit our home.
When there’s no more money and the bill collectors won’t quit calling.
When we’ve lost someone we love.
In those times of suffering our weakness is magnified.
Maybe that’s you right now. You are suffering and therefore you are weak.
I want to speak to you this morning my sister … God’s power is made perfect in your weakness. When you are weak, then you are strong.
In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 God has a personal and direct message for you: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” In response, you can say the same thing as Paul: “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on 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.”
When I am weak, THEN I AM STRONG. Overcomer.
I’ve heard it said this way – We often treat suffering like a game of dodgeball. When anything hard comes at us, we jump out of the way. We duck, dive, and hide. We spend our whole lives trying to avoid anything painful or hard.
But there’s a better kind of life—a deeper, more fulfilling kind of life—a life that isn’t about avoiding pain. Around here we like to call it BIG Life.
This BIG Life is about finding God faithful and sufficient in the midst of whatever trials or storms He allows. There’s something about our weakness that opens the flow of God’s strength.
Your weakness in this hardship has opened the flow of God’s strength.
In the midst of a trial, there’s a power coming into your life that you’ve never experienced before, because you never needed it so desperately before. Only when you’re personally weak can you experience this supernatural strength.
When you see a hard thing coming your way, stop trying to dodge it and maybe try a different reaction: I may not want this, I certainly didn’t choose it, but I can accept it and be content even now. I know God’s grace is sufficient to get me through it. I’m going to see the power of Christ in my life in an incredible way. I’m weak, but He’s strong.
You likely sang similar words as a little girl. Jesus loves me this I know – For the bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong. They are weak, but HE IS STRONG.
God never allows a thorn without providing sufficient grace and strength in our weaknesses. Sufficient grace is not just enough to survive, but enough so that we can have supernatural joy in the midst of anything He allows us to go through. That’s strength.
Today you will see the power of Christ in your life in an incredible way because God is drawn to your weakness and his strength is displayed.
An overcomer is not without weaknesses. An overcomer gets knocked down too, but an overcomer keeps getting back up!
An overcomer regains strength from their weakness they keep getting better.
YOU are an overcomer. Your weakness serves as an opportunity for God’s strength to flow through your life. Your suffering is God’s que to step in and supply everything you need to overcome.