Wasteland Kings

Tag: weakness

If dependence is the goal, weakness is the advantage.  I didn’t come up with that phrase. One of my pastors did. I have found myself using it often in the last few weeks though.  It’s been a great reminder during the highs and lows of the last month. If you read my most recent post, you heard about the great adventure God gave me in Albania.  My post focused on my team because great fellowship and teamwork are some of…

I don’t like being weak. While, it’s a vital part of my relationship with God, it’s not something which excites me. In recent months, I’ve had a fair amount of dealings with my distaste for personal weakness. Back in November, I experienced a mild concussion. Some of the symptoms of this concussion have not completely faded. Long story short, I’ve had a mild to moderate headache for about three months now. Sadly, this symptom and a couple others, don’t respond…

‘We need weak men who in their weakness become strong’ – Matt Chandler This quote really hit home with me because when it comes to serving God or helping others I tend to focus on my strengths. I also tend to avoid my weaknesses; I don’t even like talking about them. As Chandler points out, I need to focus less on what I can do for God or others with my strengths and look more to what God can do…

All of us know the pain of a broken heart. While many of us think of our first crush or dating relationship when we read that first sentence, our first broken heart comes well before we meet that first special someone. We come into this world with a broken heart because our heart misses God. In order to prove my point, we’ll have to take a step back and look at some of the great stories of our time. Recently…

I wonder how many of us feel like the only person who doesn’t fit in at church? I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt like I’m going through initiation at a fraternity when stepping into church. Even when many of us find a small group and get plugged in, we still fight the feeling of being an outsider. A good deal of this problem comes from our unhealthy tendency to compare ourselves to each other. Because we compare ourselves…