Today’s Scripture: Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. 2 Corinthians 11:29-30
Have you ever been to a job interview? The interviewer always seems to ask that one question that surprises people: “What are your biggest weaknesses?”
Some experts say not to answer that question in the following ways:
“I’m too much of a perfectionist.”
“I work too hard, I just don’t know when to stop.”
“People sometimes take my over-preparedness as arrogance.”
“My greatest strength? My good listening skills.”
Normally you don’t list weakness on your resume as a credential. Prospective employers may ask you about your weakness, and you better be ready with an answer. They ask because they want to make sure you are self-aware. Every job interviewer knows that there is no perfect person. So, it’s recommended that you are honest about a weakness, and then follow it up by saying, “But I’ve done these things to make sure it doesn’t affect my performance.”
We find that the Apostle Paul did list weakness on his list of credentials. The reason is because the understanding or realization of weakness can be a good thing. If you are weak, and you admit it and understand it, your weakness gives God the opportunity to empower you. Then you are going to be able to accomplish great and mighty things, and God will get the glory. That’s why weakness is a good thing.
Christian, do you find yourself relying on your own strength and accomplishments? Spend some time taking stock of the areas where you fall short. Let Christ show Himself strong through your weakness.
Devotional by Jim Scudder, Jr.