If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
Insight: One of the Mom’s of our youth students told me that her daughter thinks I am “just the coolest.” The moment she said this, I could feel dread growing in the pit of my stomach… How long before her daughter realizes how ‘not-cool’ I am? Do you live in fear of ‘being found out?’ How many of us dread the day that we cannot keep our mask on any longer and the world knows our weaknesses? Christ challenges us to a different sort of life. Instead of living in fear, instead of hiding our weaknesses in a place we hope no one ever finds; Christ invites us to boast about our weaknesses so that He may be glorified. It is not by our own strength that we are where we are today. It is not because our gifts and talents are so great that we should boast. Rather, Christ challenges us to be transparent with our community so that they might see how God has overcome.
Prayer: King Jesus, this really scares me. I do not want people to know my weaknesses, it is easier to live with a mask and hope people never know my faults. But I want to glorify you and I want to be real with people. Give me the strength to be transparent and help people to be forgiving when they see the areas I need growth.