Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.
Things are not always as they might first appear. What may initially seem to be our greatest weakness, or an area over which we have no ability or control, can ultimately prove to be one of our greatest assets. Remain ever teachable, and approach every perceived shortcoming with openness seeing how it could actually be useful. Watch the true strength which can develop from perceived weakness.
Thought for the day
The 1st step tells us that in as far as recovery is concerned; self confidence, which we have always thought of as strength is in fact “of no use whatever”. “It is in fact, a total liability”. So the strength becomes a weakness in recovery. Why? It is the opposite of humility, which we need for turning our will and our lives over to the care of God. Then, there is humility which we need to submit to God’s will. It is a perceived weakness, but when it points the way towards a dependence on God and paves the way for the corresponding actions we shall want to take to be “in His will” it becomes a magnificent strength. Are you confused yet? Don’t be, for as we approach the truth of living more and more in a spiritual realm, being open to new revelations is as important as the air we breathe. Remember, more will be revealed!
I will search for my lost ones who strayed away, and I will bring them safely home again. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak… ~Ezekiel 34:16 (NLT)~
…He said, "My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me. Since I know it is all for Christ’s good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. ~2 Corinthians 12:9,10 (NLT)~
My dear friends, remember what you were when God chose you. The people of this world didn’t think that many of you were wise. Only a few of you were in places of power, and not many of you came from important families. But God chose the foolish things of this world to put the wise to shame. He chose the weak things of this world to put the powerful to shame. ~1 Corinthians 1:26,27 (CEV)~