not excusing reality

I am weak.  Biblically weak.  Practically weak.  Emotionally… relationally… physically (ahem) 

One of my weaknesses is my tendency to excuse my weakness (due to its normalcy) rather than repenting of it. 

One of my weaknesses is my tendency to be CONTENT with weakness rather than allowing it to be the catalyst which drives me to Christ and his cross – a cost which should make me despise my weakness.

Biblical weakness is that which drives me to Christ.  In that sense, I depend on it (seeing it, experiencing it, addressing it).  BUT, I need not depend on weakness to the point that I excuse its presence in my life.   

O God, forgive me for my ‘theological excuse.’  Show me how these verses fit together:

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” — Matthew 26:41

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  — 2 Cor. 12:10

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