I have many gaps in my life. Too many to count, and way too many to name in the amount of time I have today. I am strong in some ways, but ridiculously weak in others. I have gaps, and it’s important to know what they are, and when I’m in one.
Gaps can be incredibly humbling. We look at other people with strong skills and amazing gifts, and it can be intimidating, cause envy and jealously. It can leave us feeling that we got shorted on creation day. It can make us feel unloved, insecure, unappreciated, and insignificant. It can make us question our purpose and our own gifts and skills. We want to measure up, so our efforts and goals become unattainable and wasted. Why? Because we think we can do it alone. We think we can handle the first, the middle, and the last line of defense. But we all have gaps.
But God! We can strive, set goals, have desires and passions, but unless He is involved, we cannot and will not succeed. We have been given a certain amount of faith, but yet He makes our faith bigger, when more faith is needed. He fills in that gap in the process. I can’t conjure up more faith from a recipe. I am as strong as He let’s me be, but He is stronger when I need more. He’s my spotter and my net. He is my first, middle and last defense! He doesn’t give us more than we can handle, He gives us more than we can handle! So that He can fill in that gap when handling more is required. I can love fairly easy at times, especially when people make it easy. But sometimes loving others takes a bigger amount than what I can do alone. I, alone, cannot love others like Jesus. I want to and need to, but without Jesus, I cannot. He gives me that love. He fills in those gaps! He is our Rock and our Refuge!
Call and submit to Him when you can’t be more than you are. When you can’t be the superhero others expect you to be, His supernatural strength steps in. His provisions, His love, His power!
His power works best in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9). Praise God!!