But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
If you watch much TV you discover there is a vitamin, a cream, a lotion, a diet, a pill, a vacation spot, or a breakfast cereal that will empower you and bring you happiness and good health and long life all for only $19.95.
Lately I’ve noticed that some of these products promise you they’ll empower you to face and conquer life’s challenges and become the successful person you’ve always wanted to be.
How gullible some of us are to believe that there’s power in a pill or breakfast cereal. Or that we will be empowered to leap tall buildings in a single bound if we brush with a certain brand of empowering toothpaste.
We are woefully misguided if any of us believes he or she has the ability to generate any power on our own. Many of us rely on our own resources to generate self power, which is not real power. If we rely on our flesh to produce power, we will surely fail and become frustrated.
The only Power that is beneficial or helpful to us is the power that comes from God. That power resides in the life of Jesus Christ. If we believe in Jesus as our Savior we reside in him. To access his awesome power we must become weak and surrender our flesh to him. The weaker we become the more power becomes available to us through Christ..