I am strong
It wont be long
I will be admired
Wait, I’m tired
Of trying to be excepted
Strong is what is expected
The truth is, I am weak
In front of people
I’m afraid to speak
I’m afraid of failure
To others, I am tailored
For their approval
I’m guessing it’s not unusual
To seek acceptance
I know I’m going to be rejected
But I have elected
To reveal my true heart
It’s kind of funny when you start
You begin to realize the lie in part
That has held you back
Getting on the right track
Is understanding who you are
A broken vessel of God
The truth is, when you are weak
You are strong!

2 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV)

Final Warnings
13 This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”[a] 2 I already gave you a warning when I was with you the second time. I now repeat it while absent: On my return I will not spare those who sinned earlier or any of the others, 3 since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking through me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you. 4 For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by God’s power we will live with him in our dealing with you.

5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? 6 And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. 7 Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored. 10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.

When I write, many different things inspire me. I am not always writing about myself, my emotions, and yet sometimes I do write about myself. Sometimes God will walk me through things just so I can share that specific topic. Other times He can show me things through others. I know life is hard and I meet different people and see their struggles. In this life we all have struggles and so my posts usually talk about different heart challenges. Seeking to meet the struggling heart right where it’s at. My post will not always speak to you directly. I believe each one is meant for someone though.

People are hurting, People are discouraged, some beaten down, some extremely strong, too strong most likely, which can be a bad thing especially if the strength is to protect yourself. We are meant to rely on Gods strength and share in His weakness upon the cross. Understanding that when our weakness, vulnerabilities, are subject for Gods purpose then we learn to embrace our weaknesses and rely on Gods ability to hold us up and make us strong inwardly to love in a broken world. Sometimes that love requires us to reveal our weaknesses and chance rejection! This is why Paul is writing this letter asking that they examine themselves. Examine if you are walking in your own strength trying to prove yourself to others. If pride is in your heart, If arrogance is front and center. We must risk our own hearts and weakness, trusting in God to make us strong.

When you choose to allow your heart to care and risk, revealing weakness, trusting God to be your strength if you are rejected. You are strong!

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