Character is my word for the year. And when you begin to focus on your character, you quickly see all the blemishes, mistakes, gaps, and flaws. It is quite embarrassing. You take a deep, long look in the mirror and then realize that what took you so long to see, everyone else has been watching for a loooooonnnngggg time. This happened to me recently. In the past when I have seen a character flaw I took one of two paths; ignore it or be discouraged by it.
Today as I was driving here to get my coffee and open up my life to the world I decided to go a third way. I prayed. I prayed that I could continue to see what is involved in these flaws and how I can give God glory through them or despite them. Then I asked God to fill the gap. Be my strength amidst my weakness. What happened next will amaze you!
I smiled. I owned up to a flaw and instead of being discouraged, I became excited to see how God would work in and through me with these flaws I have. Now I will still need to do my part, otherwise I am simply ignoring the problem. I love the way God works and deep in my heart and soul, all I want is to glorify Him and serve my family, His church, and the community around me.
What is your reaction to flaws of character?
How can God use your flaws?
2 Corinthians 11:16-30