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It's A Mindset

It’s A Mindset: Finding Strength Through Our Weaknesses: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

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To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 (NIV)

Here is how you find strength in your weaknesses…

1. YOUR WEAKNESSES KEEP YOU HUMBLE

To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
2 Corinthians 12:7 (NIV)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
I Peter 5:6 (NIV)

2. YOUR WEAKNESSES DRAW YOU CLOSER TO GOD

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.
2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (NIV)

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

3. YOUR WEAKNESSES INVITE GOD’S POWER

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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV)