Demonstrating strength in weakness is sometimes a daunting task. When we struggle with our weakness, it is usually because we lack faith. I know from my life experiences when I struggle it is 100% of the time due to my lack of faith. When I start to question whether or not I can overcome something is when I become weak.
Weakness is just a mind game that Satan plays on you. He tells you that you are not good enough. Satan encourages you to pick and poke at yourself. His idea of winning the battle is to break you down and get you into a dark place. One of the greatest tricks he uses to capture the heart and mind of many people is through addiction. Addiction to pornography, drugs, alcohol, false idols, gluttony and the list goes on and on. When we are weak in spirit is when Satan pounces on us. He is constantly beating down your self-esteem and confidence.
There is no better tool to use against yourself, then yourself. Most of the time, we are going to believe in the lies we.hear when facing a mirror. The once subtle voices in your mind become a pounding drum beat controlling your thoughts and actions. When you start believing that you are a failure, Satan has won.
1 Peter 5:8 NASB “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
How do we find strength in weakness?
The closer we are to God, the harder it is for Satan to break us down. Our mind becomes reinforced with God's grace and love for us. Sometimes when we are close to God, Satan tugs at us more, just to try to get us away. Many people will walk through life struggling to find strength in weakness. This does not mean that you are not good enough to be loved by God. It means that you are choosing not to let God take control of your life.
As humans, we are born with free will. God does not force us to fit into a mold, and he does not force us to follow him. When you desire to follow him, your life will change in a drastic way. Instead of finding empty fulfillment in addictions, you find freedom in a loving father. Instead of looking in a mirror and telling yourself that you are not good enough, you will accept yourself the way God made you.
God did not make us free from struggles. He did, however, allow struggles in our life so that we rely on him. When we try to fight the struggles without him, we will never find peace. Our mind turns from one empty desire to another. Only God can offer the kind of freedom and peace that you desire.