And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:19 KJV)
Christian people often portray themselves as an example of perfection in an effort to show people what their faith is all about. The sobering reality is that more people identify with our weaknesses than our strengths. They are not looking for the perfect Christian, the perfect pastor, or those with the perfect family; they are looking for someone who understands them and the trouble they are in.
Masks. Acting like you’ve got it all together. People can see through a phony a mile off.
You don’t have to be hitting home runs every time you’re up bat to be a good witness for Christ. As a perfect God, He is not interested in hearing how perfect we think we are. God uses anyone anyway He chooses. Limiting the demonstration of God’s power to those people who think they’ve got it all together is like trying to do God’s job for Him.
Weakness is a witness! The Body of Christ could change our community if we showed them that we are fallible people who throw ourselves at the feet of Jesus, relying upon His strength in our weaknesses.
The fact is, we don’t impress anyone (except other self-righteous people) with our claims of strength.
The world is not looking for the perfect church, the perfect pastor, the perfect Christian, or how big a Bible we carry. They are looking for someone who is authentic and transparent enough to let’s God’s strength shine through.