1 Corinthians 15:57

1 Corinthians 15:57

God has blinded me to self-realization. At the end of last month, God took my failure and turned it into victory.

I thought my failure in a repetitive accomplishment would set the stage for others to fear, falter, and fail. But God moved in the people’s faith to do just the opposite. With inner strength, these individuals called upon the power and authority of Jesus Christ and showed me there was victory through exposed weakness!

Using a teaCup as my tool to build meaningful relationships may seem like a dainty, fragile, and girly thing. Yet, I’ve discovered it breaks barriers that a sledge hammer cannot. Over a teaCup I’m encouraged to pour out Christ’s gospel story of grace and love with strangers and lost souls.

However, I was strengthened over my teaCup this morning. As I paused over the steaming brew, I pondered the recent discouraging experience and in Christ’s uplifting presence during that devotion, I was made aware of recalling how He turned what I thought was a failure into a victory. Others were able to see my raw reliability on Him and where my core strength comes from.

Steeped in the blindness of God’s grace is more beautiful than looking at perceived failures or past successes. This lesson has freed me to serve on no matter what.

When others hold up a mirror before us for a moment’s glance, we can glimpse Christ’s character shining through us. Showing up and allowing Him to be seen in our weakness is where we breakthrough to real victory.

Lord, let us all be blinded to self-reliance and self-realization so we can see the victories of You through failed moments. Amen.

With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies. ~ Psalm 60:12

Serve on!

Carolyn