Proverbs 24:10 says, “if you faint in the days of adversity, your strength is small.”
Strength is needed when you want to make that giant leap in your life. Your strength is actually a gift from God and the will of our Heavenly Father is that all of us should trade with our talents and excel. Esther’s strength was her BEAUTY, and she used the totality of her strength to secure the future of her race and generation. She aligned her strength with GOD’S purpose. To all beautiful people out there, use your beauty positively and for GOD’S divine purpose.
The Daughter of Herodias in Matthew 14:6 used her strength, her gifting and danced before the King, but her Mother manipulated her and when the King asked her what she wanted, she asked for the head of John the Baptist. However we need to watch it that our strength does not become a weakness. If your strength is that you are hardworking, you need to watch it that you do go overboard or be a slave-driver to those you manage. If your strength is that you are caring and compassionate, you need to set boundaries around you so that you are not taken undue advantage of. It is also beneficial for you to ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to the strengths you have that have become a weakness. For instance you may be a good organizer or planner, but you may become rigid and domineering. Write down those strengths that have become a weakness in your life and find ways of removing the weaknesses. I quote from my book ,” THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH FOR WOMEN page 134, ” There are times when our strength will be tested………..when we connect to Him (God) by His Spirit in the name of Jesus, He imparts His power and His grace. His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses” You may be passing through a situation right now where your strength, resolve and endurance is being tested. You may feel you cannot hold on much longer, but I encourage you to ask God for strength.
Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.
Harness your strength, focus on your strength, build up your strength but beyond all these allow God to use your strength for His own divine purpose.