2 Corinthians 2:12-17

Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of  His knowledge in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14

God rarely picks people who are extremely qualified to do His work. Rather, He often chooses those who, from the world’s perspective, are weak and less than qualified, yet have deep hunger to know Him.

The reason God takes this route is simple. As long as we claim a certain degree of self-adequacy, our dependence on God is hampered, and we are tempted to think that we have something of value to offer Him. The only things we can offer the Lord are our hearts and humble awareness of His greatness and power.

You may reason that the apostle Paul was an adequate messenger of the gospel. He was, but not on his own. It wasn’t until he met Jesus Christ on the Damascus road that he was faced with the severity of his inadequacy. In accepting Christ as Savior and Lord, Paul positioned himself for great potential.

If you are tempted to think, God is certainly fortunate to have me in this position; look at all I can do for Him, more than likely you are headed for trouble. It is true that God created us with certain abilities and talents, but never to make us strong or adequate in our own eyes.

God is your strength. And He alone deserves all the glory and honor from every good thing you do. Give Him praise for your life today.

Dear God, You are my strength. You deserve the glory and honor from every good thing I do.

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