“I’m too weak for this world”
These were the words of my friend a few days into 2021. She had a rough morning and with the rush of the emotions came the realisation that she doesn’t have the strength for the twists and turns of this world. One would think it was my cue to jump in and start to convince her that God is her strength and she’ll be fine, but I couldn’t do that in the moment because frankly, I could relate perfectly to what she was saying. She was not denying God’s strength in that statement. She was acknowledging her absence of control in such a world who’s setting demands a level of control.
Her statement got me thinking hard, I realised that strength in this world as a Christian could be a myth. Love is the only weapon for offence and defence, and so, in the face of any and everything, your default and only response should be love.
Am I saying love is weak? No. But it is only those in weakness that will recognise the strength that is love.
It is a new year, the first post on the blog this year, and it pleased Abba’s heart to remind you through this medium that your strength does not need to equate that in the world. You as a human are limited by presence, in knowledge and also in physical strength but that’s okay because we are connected to the omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent God and this is the testimony of our overcoming, that we are made limitless by being made one with the One who is limitless.
The only challenge you should take on this year is one of remembering. Constantly reminding yourself who God is even in the face of who you are at any moment. We can choose to make our reality who God says we are and not merely how it appears.
We are strengthened and graced for much more this year and as often as you can, remind yourself of this reality. Happy New Year!