Power is perfected in Weakness
The Lord says to you today, “Do not look to your weakness, lack or what you perceive as deficiency or inadequacy. Look only to Me for through your weakness My power is perfected. Don’t believe the lies of the enemy. See yourself as I see you and know that all things are possible for Me. As you step out you will be equipped with all you need. Even now I am releasing revelation and resource to take the next step. Rise up in faith and step out in boldness knowing I have gone before you and have prepared the way.”
I then had a vision of Jesus walking up to people and gently blowing away a film of grey dust that was covering their eyes. The dust was causing them to have their view filtered and distorted. The people felt the assignment and destiny God had for them was too large and others felt there were too many obstacles in their way. They felt inadequate and unqualified to complete the task and they felt they lacked what was needed to complete the task. The dust screen had been sent by the enemy to cloud people’s sight of the truth. It was sent at this time as we are in a critical time where many of God’s people are being commissioned into the next step of their destiny and the plans the Lord has for them. The enemy has attempted to cloud their view so that they don’t see what is before them from a heavenly perspective but instead from a natural perspective. One breath from Jesus was blowing away the dust screen so that people were seeing themselves and their calling clearly and they were able to see their situation with heavenly perspective.
As the screen was blown away, scriptures were coming alive to them. The Holy Spirit was bringing revelation to them and drawing them to the truth of the word. The people were grasping hold of the word of God and moving forward in boldness. The people realised that God would accomplish His plan for their life. It was not dependent on their skills or abilities but was dependent on their surrender to Him and their willingness to be used by Him. As they allowed themselves to be molded and refined by God, He was working in and through them powerfully. Ephesians 3:20 tells us that He is able to do abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, but there’s a clincher in this verse…it’s according to the power that works within us. To the extent that He’s allowed to work in us, will be the extent that He does great things through us.
This scripture was igniting the people – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NASB) - And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
We can rest in the knowledge that God’s grace is sufficient for everything we lack. Sufficient grace is never-ending, inexhaustible grace. When we surrender to God and ask Him to work, our inadequacies reveal His power to the world. So, like Paul, we can choose to delight in weakness. It is not by might, nor by power but by the Spirit. When we are dependent on Him, we are able to do all things through Him who strengthen us (Philippians 4:13). If God is calling you to an assignment, then He’ll give you everything you need to complete the task, starting with the Holy Spirit working within you.
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NASB) – God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed
Each of us have a destiny that only we can complete. God chooses us, even with all our faults and weaknesses. Most of the time we don't feel qualified to fulfil the plan God has for us. Many times God calls us to do things that are beyond our natural ability. Moses didn't feel qualified for the task God had for him. Samson was strong in weakness and crushed the enemies of God. Joseph was strong in weakness and rose to the throne of Egypt. When God called Moses to go back to Egypt and lead the Israelites out of captivity, Moses said, “God, who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring them out?” And he gave God excuses why he couldn't do it. He said he stuttered and couldn’t speak well. But God wasn't concerned about any of his weaknesses. He said, you just tell them "I AM that I AM has sent you! God is saying the same thing to you today. He is saying don't worry about your weaknesses or perceived inadequacies as God is all you need. Paul boasted of is weakness because it brought God into his life with stunning power. Paul became an empty vessel for Christ to work through and accomplish amazing things. This wonderful privilege is open to all of us. When we are weak, then we can become strong.
The Lord wants you to see yourself as He sees you and to not believe the lie of the enemy that you are unqualified. We can step out in boldness on the leading of the Holy Spirit. Here are a few scriptures which show what God says about us –
Ephesians 2:10 – We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Ephesians 2:6 – Our bodies are a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in us, and we are not our own.
1 John 4:4 – We have the Greater One living in us – greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world.
Romans 8:37 – We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us.
The Lord is encouraging you to keep your eyes on Him, listen only to His voice and believe His word. Through your weakness His power is perfected. He will provide all you need to complete the task He is giving you. He will work powerfully through you as you become an empty vessel for Him.