Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 27, 2018

The Power Of His Words

“The unfolding of Your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130 (ESV)

Ben Carson was a teenager filled with anger. In fact, he described his anger as explosive and knew he could never become a doctor unless he tackled his own anger. So Ben got down on his knees and asked God to change him. Where did God lead him? To the book of Proverbs, which is filled with verses about anger. Ben began reading a chapter in the morning and a chapter before going to bed. He saturated his mind with the truths of God’s word to strengthen his personal weakness.

What is our greatest weakness? Not always easy to admit what stares us in the face, but God’s word reminds us in James 1:23-24:

“Do not merely listen to the word and deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself forgets what he looks like.”

Ben Carson’s decision to tackle explosive anger served him well. Whenever I saw him in debate when he was running for President he was meek, calm, firm and reserved – hard to imagine that angered teenager ever existed! Gives us hope that the power of God’s word can change us too!

So let’s circle our weakness again – we all have one or more of them. Let’s not hide and deny. Let’s choose to dive deep into God’s word. Admit our weaknesses and then seek His guidance in knowing how to surrender them to Him. Let’s not settle for “less than” when God created us for so much more.

Can’t help but wonder if Ben Carson hadn’t tackled that anger would he have become such an incredible doctor? What are we missing simply because we don’t saturate our mind with God’s truths and allow them to change, empower and transform weaknesses into strength? God can change me and you if we lean into His guidance and submit to His Spirit’s control in our life.

“Father, we don’t want to stay the same. We don’t want to miss out because we failed to entrust our weaknesses to You. Take all that we have and transform us into mighty women of faith.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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