Your weakness is your strength

The phrase "you're your own worst critic" rings true to many of us. We are constantly beating ourselves down and getting angry at ourselves for not being who we want to be or being as good as we want to be now. We are on the right track and then slip up over and over again. We all make mistakes-- which means you are HUMAN!!

David and I were talking one night about our frustrations with our weaknesses and struggles. We then got talking about how awesome the day will be when our 'weaknesses' become our 'strengths' and we will never have to worry about them again! But why do we have weakness? It's so frustrating to constantly be in a battle everyday with yourself. We talked about the scripture Ether 12:27 in the Book of Mormon

"27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."

David's dad then shed some light and got us to view that scripture in a whole new way than we had before.

"Your weakness is you strength."

What? No it's not, my weakness just seems to make me frustrated and...weak! But He explained-- our weakness is our strength BECAUSE our weaknesses make us HUMBLE and draws us closer to GOD as we pray and plead for strength each day and HE gives us STRENGTH through those weaknesses.

So I've concluded that the day may never come in this life when my weaknesses leave me and become my strengths. But that's ok because I'll never go a day without needing God and I know that my weaknesses can draw me closer to him everyday. 

I know it's hard to see the picture when you're in the frame but if you are constantly working on yourself, God sees that and He knows your heart.  Don't be discouraged about your weakness because sometimes your weaknesses are as wonderful of a gift as your strengths. 

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