My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness – 2 Corinthians 12:9a (NIV)
God has never been impressed with strength or self-sufficiency. In fact, he is drawn to people who are weak and admit it. Jesus regarded this recognition of our need as being “poor in spirit” (Matthew 5:3). It’s the number one attitude he blesses.
The Bible is filled with examples of how God loves to use imperfect, ordinary people to do extraordinary things in spite of their weaknesses. If God only used perfect people, nothing would ever get done, because none of us is flawless. That God uses imperfect people is encouraging news for all of us.
(IES South Digest, submitted by Mario Pasla)