So one of the struggles I have had for years is communicating with people in a way that they can hear what I am saying through my directness and my passion. It is a prime example of a strength being a weakness.
Some of my reading is in Hebrews now and I was reminded of several passages that need to work on my soul.
- Hebrews 5:12
- 2 Timothy 2:24 – 25
- Romans 1:14
- 2 Corinthians 12:7 – 10
The third passage, well the first half of it gives me no problems. I have challenges with the last half. I am OK working with the wise, I am not one to suffer fools gladly. But Paul reminds me that I am under obligation to do so, under the umbrella of gentleness that is required by the first two passages.
So I am weak. In dire need of some growth.
The good news for me is in the last passage, if I embrace that weakness, Christ will be strong through it.
That is the assignment. I continue to embrace it.