Friday, February 17, 2017

For when I am WEAK, then I am STRONG

Our Five Minute Friday prompt this week is—WEAK.  We simply write for 5 minutes on a prompt and see what is created!  I've enjoyed doing these quick writings.  If you would like to give it a try, check out the Facebook page or this blog:  Kate Motaung’s site

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Weak.  It seems that no one likes to admit that they are "weak" in any area of life.  I am weak in my resistance to sweets.  I am weak in my resolve to pray the rosary every day.  I am weak in many areas of life.  Now, I'm not weak 24-7 in these areas.  There are days/hours that I am STRONG!  I resist that candy, I put prayer first in my agenda.  
Where does this strength come from?  Am I born with an inner reserve of strength for those times I need it?  Did my upbringing train me for resolve and strength in my endeavors?  Do the people around me encourage and therefore strengthen me as I journey through life?  
Yes, all of these are true....but.....
I know that my real inner strength comes from God.  When my children were very small, the very first bible verse I taught them was Philippians 4:13:  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  I firmly believe this....whether it's resisting a sweet, keeping my mouth shut and not gossiping, or making it through the sorrow of a death, my REAL strength lies in Jesus Christ.  For when I am weak, then I AM STRONG!