2 Corinthians 11:30 - If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
It is only when we are weak that we can truly be made strong. Paul tells us that the only thing he will boast about is his weakness. What we must understand is that Christ cannot work in our lives until we admit we are weak. If we don’t think we need help we will never ask for it. And Jesus will never come into our life until we ask Him.
This applies to our life as a whole, but also to each individual area. Sometimes we ask Him to come into our life because we see that we need salvation, but then we keep certain things from Him. For some reason we think that we have certain things under control (or just aren’t ready to give them up) so we don’t surrender those areas to Him.
We must understand that even in our strongest moment we are still weaker than God’s weakest moment. If we really look at our life we will see there are not any areas that we can handle on our own and we need His help. Until we admit that we will never truly be strong. That is why Paul says, “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.”
Paul understood that in His own ability everything he did showed weakness and he needed help. When he brought light to his weakness it allowed God’s power and glory to shine through him all the more.
For us we must stop thinking that we can do things on our own and give all we are to God. It is only when we surrender to Him that His power can shine through us..