Do you know who you are?
At this point in history most of us stand in front of the mirror and yank out the gray hairs, as well as try to ‘paint our barn’ (put on makeup) so that we don’t scare people when we go out in public. Men, they’re usually less vain. Usually.
But do we ever stop and think about who we are? Most of the time, as we hobble down the stairs or try to bend over and almost fall over… we think, why, Lord? I know I have more work to do for You, why do I feel so OLD?
The answer is found in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (10) Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
We may be old, we may be young, we may be infirm, we may not, we may be tough in one area and not in another – but in all things it is Christ Who strengthens us.
When you look in the mirror, you need to see Christ looking back at you. You need to see that it’s not you, the one who is weak, it is He who is Strong!
So you can still pull out the gray hairs, or smear the makeup on your face, but remember, you’re only as old or young as Christ in you. He is in you, He is with you, His Spirit surrounds you. You are a lion/lioness of the King of kings. Love, Faye