“…evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith & showing the proper fruits of it. Test & prove yourselves [not Christ]. Do you not yourselves realize & know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you…” (2Cor 13:5)
“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 Cor 12:9)
As the Apostle Paul wrote truths in 2 Cor 12:9 he proclaimed that in his weakness God’s strength is stronger. He recited over and over that God told him when facing any kind of lack His favor would be enough. Because His Power was supernatural. It was beyond Paul’s understanding. It was enough to move Paul along in his journey. It was enough to keep Paul pushing forward to bigger and better things.
In the same way, that ‘dynamis‘ strength is not given to us to camp in our misery and claim His grace is enough to help us deal. It’s offering to give us divine help in our time of need. So that teleioō’ can bring to completion in our lives whatever’s bogging us down; we can stand over it and say God’s grace is enough. That will be a testimony to whoever’s watching that we serve a real God.
How’s your faith serving you? Are you standing over the storms of life or are they terrorizing your home, your mental, physical, or emotional health? Are you watching people around you overcome as you find yourself stuck? Are you producing uplifting fruits because of your faith or because of your lack producing bad fruits. They will be poisonous to your health. The Word says we are to try our faith to determine if it’s of genuine quality.
Asking God to help us is key. Grace, grace, grace. Reach for it. It’s that enabling power to get up, pickup our mats and walk.