When Your Strength Doesn’t Matter

by Mark T. Hancock · 2 comments

The Philistines sought to find Samson’s strength, but their victory was assured when they exploited his weakness (Judges 16).

It’s wonderful to recognize our strengths.   But when we begin to think that we are invincible because of them, we enter dangerous territory unless we are wide-awake to our weaknesses.

After we are alert to them we must then exercise self-control, pursuing righteousness through the Word, Godly counsel, and humble fellowship with our Father.

Lead with your strengths.  Grow in them.  Let the Lord and the Word mature you in these.  He can use you mightily.

But don’t neglect dealing with your weaknesses.  Where do you find the most conflict with others?  When are you “at your worst”?  What keeps you from achieving your goals?

Seek the Lord with a humble heart and close the door on the Philistines.

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Christina Lusk June 9, 2010 at 10:15 am

Where was this post an hour ago? Like, before the jam-filled cookies. Oh well, I can still decide wisely my recovery technique.

Michael Lusk June 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I think the preferred Philistine method for dealing with excessive cookie eating is to gouge out the eyes. Sorry, Christina.

Great truth in this post, Mark. “Let him who thinks he stands take heed, lest he fall.” per the good book.

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