|You, that's right you, are weak and pathetic. Now don't you feel inspired?|
Let's dive right in shall we and let the inspiration wash over our very souls.
Scoot Over; Get Out Of The Driver’s Seat
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 12:10 (Keep in minds kids that this is the person who claims that SHE is the real personification of feminism in this country, NOT those courageous women who demonstrated their ability to stand on their own without a man and demanded to be treated as equals. Clearly they were not weak enough.)
There’s nothing like the feeling you get as a mama or a daddy when a child reaches out to you. Little children, by design, are dependent on you for food, protection, and love. (Well I do agree with this at least.)
Guess what, Mom and Dad: We’re all designed to be dependent on God. In fact, we can’t get through life without Him. If you’re like me, you sometimes forget this. We think we’re in control, and – just like our kids – we sometimes forget the true source of our help and protection. (Yes citizens of the 21st Century, always keep in mind that you have achieved NOTHING and that there is an invisible man in the sky who is eternally seeing you as a needy helpless child.)
Only when the winds of persecution begin to blow are we reminded of our weaknesses. In the midst of spiritual battle, we have no one else to turn to but the One really in control. We come face to face with our humanity – our limitations – and we are left seeking the strength and perspective that only comes from above. (Or you could face your adversity, overcome it, and become stronger for the conflict. Just a thought.)
This, friends, is actually a blessing of difficulties, hardships, insults, and persecution: we’re given the opportunity to truly rely on our Maker. Persecution strips us of false notions we have about our own strength, and reminds us where the real stuff can be found – in the arms of our Heavenly Father! Sweet Freedom in Action (WTF?)
Take a break in the arms of the Father, even now. Ask for Him to take control of all areas of your life where you’ve insisted on being in the driver’s seat. (Okay now I think I understand why pedophilia is so rampant within the church. These people are conditioned to be victims.)
Look there is no sense in my suggesting that I understand this even a little bit.
As you know I am not a religious person and find the entire concept to be an obstacle to attaining our destiny as human beings.
But seriously HOW does this kind of thinking help us to overcome life's many obstacles?
I was very fortunate to be taught at an early age to strive for perfection and to push my limits until I could push no more.
As a result I won championships, set records, and overcame my insecurities, none of which would have been possible if I were told to "delight in weaknesses."
I taught gymnastics to young people, self defense to women, and necessary life skills to the emotionally and mentally fragile.
At no time in my life have I ever told a single person that "when they are weak, they are strong."
Hell no! When you are strong you are strong, and when you are weak it is only because you are at the beginning of your journey to becoming strong.
As human beings we have proven ourselves to be capable of amazing discoveries, courageous adventures, and awe inspiring accomplishments.
Just imagine how much more we could have achieved if there were not those preaching to us that we are nothing, and can do nothing, without the assistance of a celestial patriarch?