Sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder if God can actually use me. All I see are the flaws, the sin, the brokenness.
But all the scars, the weaknesses, the sin—everything that should be holding me back highlights God’s incredible power.
Paul wrote these words to his church campus in Corinth:
[God] 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.
Look in the mirror. Find the flaws. Find the weakness. Everything that you think is holding you back from reaching your potential as a child of God.
And know that He won’t take them away from you. Instead, He’ll transform them into something useful for His kingdom.
So look in the mirror and be proud of the ugliness. Because the more ugly you’ve been, the more beautiful God can be.
If you let Him.