“Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light” Col. 1: 11-12
My kid is always asking me: if you could choose, what superpower would you like to have? Me: being able to eat carbs without gaining weight. Life would be perfect, right? Well, Paul reminds us that in the process of discovering God’s will, we’ll receive a superpower, not the not gaining weight one, but a far better one which will help us develop endurance and patience while being joyfully thankful to the Father since He qualified us to share the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.
Now, let’s stop and think about it for a moment, God could’ve given us the power to resolve our own problems according to His glorious might. He could’ve given us a magic wand to get us out of difficult situations, but instead, He chose to give us endurance and patience, why? I think it’s because more than wanting for our problems to be resolved, our Father in heaven desires for us to learn to depend on Him, to trust Him to solve our problems. “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” 2 Co. 12: 9-10
We are rich according to the promises of God and when we are weak, we can be strong in Him. That perspective should change our attitude towards any situation in life.
As someone who knows how intimidating it may be trying to figure out God’s will in our lives, I can tell you that at the same time is so rewarding, knowing that in the process we’ll be able to learn how to depend and trust in Him and that we can walk in confidence knowing that it doesn’t matter what we are facing, we can thank Him and declare victory because we already know the end result, we are participants in the inheritance in His holy people and are strengthened according to His glorious might.
About the author: Anyeline is a mom to one, lover of Jesus, and enjoys a great cup of coffee. She is originally from the Dominican Republic, but is now a proud U.S. citizen. When visiting our church, you can find her teaching our young adult women or helping out in children’s ministry. She always has a smile and a warm greeting for friends and strangers alike.