2 Corinthians 12:9 CJB: “..but he told me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is brought to perfection in weakness.” Therefore, I am very happy to boast about my weaknesses, in order that the Messiah’s power will rest upon me.”

Lately a sense of calm has invaded my life and I am milking it for all I can get. See, I have an A+ type personality which means that I have to get EVERYTHING to align perfectly. Like any decent human, I’ve always craved for control in my life – in any and every situation I found myself in. The Holy Spirit had to do a number on me to bring me to a place of total dependence on Him. He started by pulling apart all the things I cherished and the ones I’ve invested years and resources to build and establish. He brought me to a complete bareness and of course panic set in. I became insufficient all of a sudden and that feeling of helplessness and inadequacy, I will never wish on anyone. Then He started to teach me something that has shaped my life forever – that I cannot see His power at work in my life if I’m self-sufficient.

Come to think of it, I had been praying for His power to be made manifest in my life but He couldn’t manifest because I felt a sense of stability in the things and situations I had. So, He had to allow me to bend and even break just so I could see His power come through so mightily. Every morning like clock work, the enemy reminds me of how I have lost control over things and situations in my life but Jesus proves him wrong by coming through for me daily. He just shows up and does the undoable. I have learned to take my rest in Him. I’ve told him that I don’t see the full picture nor the end of the road but I trust Him to take me there each day and He does. He was so right when He admonished us not to worry about tomorrow and I’d like to say the same to you.

I pray for you that in any situation where you’re feeling weak and defeated, let His power be made perfect in it for His name sake. May He show up for your mightily this week and perfect everything that concerns you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Lady Abena.