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23/06/2022 03:00 - 24/06/2022 02:00

"Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me" - 2 Cor 12:19 (NIV). 

Management is a discipline that studies how organisations can be run effectively and efficiently to meet their goals. Sometimes organizations aspire for a bright future and develope strategic plans outlining their proposed direction. Normally the process of developing a strategic plan must involve undertaking a SWOT analysis.

In this analysis the organisation must appraise its strength in order to tap into them but also have a clear admissions of its weakness. Perhaps some would argue why not stop at strengths and just develop these further. An assessment of weaknesses is important because without addressing them they will pose a threat and deny the organisation to seize opportunities out there.

Just as with organisation every life has a certain dose of weaknesses. It would be a mistaken idea of self importance to imagine that you are so good in every area of life without a trace of defect. Anyone who aspires to develop must every now and then take a stock of his weakness and come up with strategies to overcome them.

In the Bible we come across one man who was quick to admit his weakness. When God called Moses out of the bush to lead the Israelites, "Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue" (Exodus 4:10).

After pleading this weakness the Lord answered, "What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do" (vv 14- 15).

In your life and endeavours you too might have observed a certain weakness because there is no such thing like a perfect life. Just as with Moses take a stock and admit your weaknesses to Him. Then the Lord will guide you how to manage that weakness to become more fruitful in your life.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, you who created me know all my weaknesses which I bring to you that you help me overcome, for your glory, this I pray in Jesus's name.

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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