Be The Weak Link
by Chris Jones
What sense does it make that anyone should want to become weak? It certainly isn’t a quality that’s valued in this world. Especially among men, weakness is seen as a handicap. It’s ironic, then, that weakness may be the key to your freedom.
There’s strong symbolism in seeing our sin as chains. In John 8:31-34, Jesus said that sin enslaves us. Whether trapped by willful participation or as victim to a generational curse, the deepest longing of our heart is freedom from that bondage.
For some, however, prayers might seem to be a fruitless endeavor. Always asking and waiting for someone or something to come break them, we fail to recognize the link we are in those chains. Is it possible that prideful unwillingness to welcome help inhibits our breakthrough? Are we fearful of the judgement we might face if our shortcomings are exposed? Can it be that we’re comfortable, “at home” with our addictions? Are we holding on too tightly?
If a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, becoming weak is the beginning of freedom. Allow yourself to be broken; your pride, your will, your plans, your thoughts in exchange for His. Let go of those things you hold more closely than His Word, His promises. Pick up the Armor of God (Ephesians 6). Allow His Fruit (Galatians 5) to grow in your life.
Your freedom is not in your ability to remain strong. It’s found in your willingness to become weak.
Posted on July 14, 2015, in Chris Jones, Christianity and tagged Addiction, Armor of God, Bondage, Chains, Ephesians, Freedom, Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians, Jesus, John, Prayer, Sin, Weakness. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.