Weak vs. Strong
I read the back of a t-shirt that said, "The weak survive. The Strong Succeed". Initially, I thought, oh, yeah, that's what's up! I am strong, and I will succeed! However, the more I said the statement in my mind, the more resistance I felt in my spirit.
You see in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 2:10 (amp) states: So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God's strength].
Paul is dealing with a thorn in his flesh that he has asked God three times to remove; God refuses to remove it and instead encourages Paul to lean on Him for the strength he needs.
When you surrender your all to God, this correlates to yield; indeed, you become your stronger self in your weakest state. So although the t-shirt had great potential, when you know better, you do better, and even a simple shirt trying to encourage someone will not sit right with your spirit without wrestling with the word of God ingrained in your soul. That's why Psalms 119:11 remind us to hide His word in our heart, not to sin against God as well as Psalm 119:105, His word is a lamp unto our feet, and it will guide us on our path. I encourage you to read all 176 verses. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the bible, and there are great attributes to life circumstances and decisions in those 176 verses. Please take a few verses a day at a time and munch on them. It will be one of the best spiritual meals you will have. (Notice I said ONE of)!
Okay, so back to this weak vs. strong, it seems to me when I am at my most vulnerable, I am genuinely my strongest. It is no longer me at the helm trying to steer through the storm, but my heavenly captain has been allowed to take charge because I humbled myself and surrendered to Him.
Will you let Him take charge and show yourself as weak, so you can indeed be strong?
Living in, on, and for purpose, are you?