My own Insufficiency – What a Gift It Is

When error rings loud and echoes to a crowd
I must praise Him
When shallow attempts reflect the weakness within
I must worship.
When great efforts miss the mark and return with the force they were delivered
I must bend my knee in surrender
And worship the Worthy One.
My own insufficiency.
What a gift it is.
Humble stature positioned to receive
Aching heart standing at attention
The sting of inadequacy ringing in my ears.
It is beautiful!
Insufficiency, insufficiency, my own insufficiency…
It becomes a melody in a chorus of praise
A new strength
Only available through the framed doorway of “I’m not enough”.
My Own Insufficiency,  What a gift it is.
It positions me to walk out one of the simplest of Kingdom principles, to exchange my inept attempts for the power of His strength that shows up at the very moment of my surrender.
It is the most beautiful gift I have ever received.
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.  2 Cornithians 12:9