One of my finest employees could neither read nor write.
Despite this weakness, she was hard-working, responsible, and loyal. She soon became the manager of her department. She expected a lot from her staff, and they loved her. She was courageous enough to share with me her perspectives on some of my questionable leadership decisions.
She was ingenious and worked around her literacy weakness. She did not allow that one glaring issue to define her or limit her effectiveness.
The Apostle Paul knew a little about weakness. He had an unknown problem that could have limited his ministry. Scripture tells us Paul prayed three times for his problem to go away, God replied, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Paul’s response was classic: “Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
This exceptional former employee passed away a few weeks ago, and so did the weaknesses that limited her earthly life. Don’t allow a perceived weakness to limit or define you. Rely on God’s power and remember Jesus’ words to Paul – and all of us: My grace is sufficient for you.
Author & President
Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc.