Why do we have such a hard time admitting our weakness? We all have something in our life that we are strong at and some things not so much. Having young children close together you see where one loves to read and the other one hates it. One stresses about things and one doesn’t. So why as we get older and we feel like we have to be awesome at everything and when were not, we consider ourselve a failure. Are we? No. By whose standards do we measure ourself to? If it is by what the “world” says we should be, just throw that out the window. Measure your success by God’s word. He tells us in Galatians he tells us, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. These are the things that matter. This is what makes us successful. Only the Lord can supply these to our life through his Word and a relationship with him.
When you look at your weakness, what it is it defined by. The fruit of the spirit defined above states that against such things there is no law. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. Even when we become a child of God, we will still wrestle with weakness. We are only overcomers through Christ.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9