Not Made To Be Broken: Built To Withstand!

"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." (2 Corinthians 12:9)

I am always so very encouraged by this word. It somehow lifts my spirit every time that no matter what I may be going through or how bleek it looks on the outside, this is a word that illuminates in my heart, that God has formed and fashioned me and every other human being on planet earth to withstand. I realize the best version of me when I am under pressure. It works everytime, whether in the secular arena on the job or at home in domestic affairs.

I've had occasions where I was given an assignment, I go through the motion of picking up the assignment in an attempt to work on it and for some reason, the motivation is just not there. But just as I am approaching the deadline, and I am pressured by the thought that I have to meet it, that is when my thoughts and creative juices begin to flow and the best work gets done. Can you relate to or identify with that?

Surely we may each come up against situations in life, we can become overwhelmed by whatever it is, we may get a bit bent out of shape, but my gaurantee to you is that you will not be broken, for you were made to withstand! To withstand every test, every trial, every storm of affliction, every adversary that comes against you, every wind that blows contrary to the will of God! Let each one glory in the trials and tests that come his/her way - for when we are weak, it is then God will perfect His strength in us.


  1. Hi Yvonne:
    I've experienced this myself many times, however I typically don't work well under pressure. My BEST work comes in the marathon example, not the sprint example. For me life is and has ALWAYS been a marathon not a sprint.

    I know many people who feel exactly the opposite however, that they work better under pressure. That's fine. Whatever works, right?

    Really enjoying your blog, Yvonne and am so happy that I discovered it.

    1. Hi Chris:
      Appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I believe that one of the reasons that life is such an interesting journey is because of its rich diverse nature of all of God's beautiful creation. If it were any different, I think it would be boring, don't you? :-) I like the analogy you used - marathon example and the sprint example. Endurance builds strength along the way and over time comes perfection. With the sprint example, I liken it to the olive that goes through much crushing, pressing in order for the oil to flow.



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