This week’s Pastor to Person was written by Pastor Franklin Garcia.
Boasting is necessary, though it is not beneficial…for if I do wish to boast I will not be foolish, for I will be speaking the truth; but I refrain from this, so that no one will credit me with more than he sees in me or hears from me…I will rather boast about my weakness, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me 2 Corinthians 12
Social media is a platform to stay in touch with others and let them know what we are up to, but sometimes we let our ego go without thinking and we start bragging about our abilities and accomplishments.
Paul was taken to heaven which he called paradise; this is the place where the throne of God is. He doesn’t know how these revelations came to him. But he knows God showed him inexpressible things that he was not permitted to repeat. He could truthfully brag about these things. But instead, he chose to brag about his weaknesses because now, he realized that his weakness was only making him stronger.
We are living in a proud age where only our abilities and accomplishments matter, but we should not brag about our abilities. They are God given so we should use them to glorify Him.
It is better to brag about our weaknesses and allow others to see God’s power in our lives, so He can be glorified.