2 Corinthians 12:10 (NASB) Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Sometimes you have to work through the muck. We probably should have picked a different day; however, the schedule had been set, and we needed to get the job done. It had rained for days before. So, the ground was soaked. As we began to dig for the new driveway, we became covered in muck – mud and stone. It was everywhere, but we kept moving forward. Today's verse speaks of being content with weaknesses, insults, distresses, and persecutions for Christ's sake. We need to learn that when we are weak, we are strong in Him. With each shovel we moved, more mud was flung. By the end of the day, we were covered from head to toe in muck... slimy filthy muck, but as we walked away, there stood the driveway, laid out, forms in place and ready for stone, wire and concrete. In life, we will have those days of muck. Those days when it will be hard to move because of the weight of the muck on our boots. We will need a good shower to rinse off the filth we have collected upon us, but if we keep moving forward in Christ, keep praying, keep reading His Word, and walking by the Spirit, we will accomplish the goal set before us. Finding our strength when we are weak in Christ can bring a sense of accomplishment that we never knew possible. So, rise above the muck in the power of the Holy Spirit and finish the job. Then go take a shower!!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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