Everyone has weaknesses. Remember God never chose people who were perfect. There aren’t any. Elijah the great prophet hid in a cave with depression, David committed adultery and Noah got drunk shortly before the rain. We could go on and on with stuttering Moses and Samson’s weakness for Philistine women, but instead let’s focus on strengths and weaknesses. Your weakness will bond you to the wrong people. Despite his parents and what the law said, Samson stayed with Delilah until the enemy used her to destroy him completely! Your weakness will separate you from the right people. Adam withdrew from God in the garden after he sinned. Your weakness will make you uncomfortable around those who don’t justify and feed it. Paul also tells of the struggle he had with his weakness in Romans 7; but we also learn that he had complete victory in Gal. 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ never the less I live, yet not I, Christ lives within me.” Ask God to strengthen you in the area of your weakness and disconnect from those who feed and strengthen it. This is pastor Roy; Connect with people who build you up, strengthen you and help you get stronger. Remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you; you are more than a conqueror!
In an object lesson, a teacher in a college filled a large pickle jar with rocks that were about the size of a fist each. He asked, “Is it full?” “Yes!” the students answered. “No, he said as he poured gravel into the same jar, the gravel filled in the gaps and class now agreed it was full. “No,” he said as he poured sand into the jar. Being smaller the sand found its’ place filling all of the gaps to the top of the jar. The whole class said, “now it’s full!” “No!” he said as he poured water into the jar. Because water is liquid it fit. “Now it’s full he said because nothing else fits. What did we learn?” A nervous student said, “No matter how busy your schedule is, there is always room for something else?” “No,” said the teacher. “This is a lesson in priorities. If I would have poured the water or sand in first, the gravel and rocks would not have fit. Because I began with the biggest items, there was room for the smaller. In life and schedule some say they don’t have the time for church or worship; and it’s true, their life is full of smaller things that have no spiritual or eternal value. Jesus said seek first the Kingdom of God; and everything else will be added. This is pastor Roy, Don’t put off the big things like God, family, church, work, service, there will be time for hobbies, play, fun and all those things that make life enjoyable if you fill yourself with the big things first; things of spiritual value; you are more than a conqueror!