When I was invited to write this a devotion on insecurity, my first reaction was exactly that—I became insecure! You see, my first language is not English, so I am not very secure at writing in English. When I was living in Mexico, one of my best skills involved communicating. I was a great speaker. I spoke at approximately 20 conferences a year, participated on several TV shows, and even wrote a newspaper column. My sense of security was based on my talents and my strengths. However, when God brought me to Flamingo Road Church, I faced a big challenge when it came o expressing myself verbally. I could barely transmit a complete thought from my brain to my mouth and then into the ears of others. I became extremely frustrated. During this time, I discovered my so-called gift was no longer of use. I was then led to the follow verse:
2nd, Corinthians 8-10 (NIV):Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.I was able to cling to the words “His grace is enough” and apply it to my life. Today, I have been teaching a men’s bible for over a year. I’m often surprised at how clear and concise my messages are delivered. I know it is not because of me…it’s because of His grace.
When I’m weak, he is strong, because I am no longer the obstacle.
In what area of your life do you feel the most secure?
How would you cope if you lost the thing you are most secure about?