First of all, Happy New Month from me. It feels like I’ve been away for a while. Apologies for posting this one late today. I wasn’t quite sure where the meditation was headed today, but thank God for the help of the Holy Spirit. So, I will go right into it.

This year, God has been laying it on my heart in certain areas I need to work on. A good one I would share is speaking and presenting. God laid it on my heart repeatedly to develop my speaking and presenting skills. I am usually a shy person, and that gives me anxiety about speaking or presenting publicly or at any form of corporate meeting. So, initially, I thought, surely, I could never be that good even if I worked on it because I would still have that anxiety. Then, I saw this verse one day during my study, 2 Corinthians 4:7 NIV “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” I missed the point, you see. The point is not for me to develop myself so that I no longer get anxious, the point is for me to develop myself to speak regardless of the anxiety.

I began to understand why God asking me to work on my speaking and presenting is not to make me perfect, but to prepare me. If I had it all together, where is the room for God’s power to go to work? I could never even scratch the surface of God’s level of perfection no matter how much training or coaching I got except God works through me. Working on, and developing those skills is essentially me learning to harness the gift God had deposited inside of me from the start.

So, yes, I am shy and not comfortable speaking publicly, but I will give that speech in front of tens, hundreds, thousands, millions, and the numbers go on. Why? Because God has deposited something inside of me that cannot be suppressed even by my shortcomings and failures. I embrace my weaknesses because it is in my weakness that God’s power is made perfect (2 Corinthians 12:9). Through my weaknesses, I will become a vessel for God’s glory and power to be undeniably revealed. My prayer is that God’s power and grace at work in our weaknesses will reconcile many to Him in Jesus name, Amen!

God bless,