Robert Griffith | 14 May 2024
Robert Griffith
14 May 2024

 

When you believe that your bad history disqualifies you from God’s purpose for your life and that your weaknesses prevent God from using you – you are believing a lie!

This is one of the most widespread misconceptions that prevents the majority of us from putting our faith in God and trusting that He will fulfil His purpose in and through us. Moses experienced this feeling when God asked him to fulfil a significant mission. Out of Egypt, he was to guide Israel to the land that had been promised to them.  However, he was self-conscious and worried about a flaw in his life that he believed would hinder God from using him. He believed that this weakness would prohibit God from using him.  So, he responds to God’s call like this:

Exodus 4:10  “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”

Maybe you feel that way as well.  How could God use me to accomplish His purpose when my weaknesses would so obviously disqualify me?  He picked the wrong person.  I can’t do it.  Why would God call me?  Because you are the perfect candidate!  God wants to use those very weaknesses you think are barriers to build bridges for His blessing in your life.  Those weaknesses will prevent you from trusting in your own ability and relying on your own strength.  They will keep you humble and dependent on Him.

The great Apostle Paul realized this when he contended with God in prayer about his weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:8-9  “Three times I pleaded with the LORD to take it away from me. But He said to me, ‘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.”

So, let’s put an end to this deception once and for all by firmly embracing the truth: My weaknesses are what God uses most!

My hope and prayer is that this will inspire you just as much as it does me!  Make it possible for God to transform the flaws in your life that you have considered to be obstacles into bridges that will bring you into His divine destiny so that His strength might be released in you.