His Grace is Sufficient

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.

2 Corinthians 12:9

God’s methods are totally contrary to those of the world. Anyone can come to think that God is going to use us where we are strong and where our capabilities excel. And, although that is not disposable, it is not the norm. God, who does not share His glory with anyone, will not use us in our strengths unless we surrender to Him. He is much more likely to use His grace in our weaknesses so that His power will glorify Him. That is why His grace is sufficient.

The worst thing that can happen to a servant of God is to believe himself endowed with supernatural powers on his own. Pretending that we are able to heal the sick with just a glance, that our anointing is so powerful that people fall in our path or that even the devil runs from us are acts of pride if we do not recognize that when such things are in us it is because the Holy Spirit of God has put them there and, therefore, the work is His and not ours. In no way is it about us but the grace that God has given us.

In the same way, it is a grave mistake to proclaim ourselves apostles and prophets, and to believe that we are endowed with the only revelation of God, and that all that is preached by other fellow servants is in error. The truth is that God’s truth is so immensely great that it is impossible to place it in one person. That is why God divides His grace as He wants among His servants and ministers in such a way that always glory and honor are only for Him and His grace is the one that gives us the opportunity to serve as instruments.

Peter went from being a simple fisherman to preaching the Word of God with such courage that thousands of people were converted. The book of the Acts of the Apostles reports that the sick were cured by his shadow. However, Peter himself did not claim to glory for himself and says the following in 1 Peter 4:10-11, As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

In verse 10, Peter explains that we receive from God a gift and that gift is to minister to others. We are stewards, administrators of the grace that God has placed in us, we are not beings gifted by ourselves. It is important to note that the grace of God is not a unique and narrow formula but is multiform. Therefore, the revelation of a part of the knowledge of God that has been given to us individually is not the only truth but only a part of it, which we must share with the body of Christ.

In the same way, we should receive with humility the grace that God has placed in our brother and fellow servant, which, together with ours and that of all other members of the body of Christ, makes the perfect unity of the revelation of God to His church. His grace is sufficient and the power of Christ will manifest in our weaknesses for His glory. God bless you.

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