As I silently talk to God the other night asking Him for strength, this question suddenly popped in my head.

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"

And yesterday morning at the church service, I was inspired to hear the verse from Isaiah 40:29-31, where it talks about the Lord giving us the strength. Then when I joined Annie's DG yesterday afternoon, I was surprised to hear the same question being asked. Hmmm, I'm really amazed by God's timing in responding to most of my questions/needs :)

Do you also find it hard sometimes to give the right answer to the question above?

Many of us know that it is one of the standard interview questions yet considered by majority as the most dreaded and difficult to answer.

Some even gets tongue-tied when presented with this question during an interview, while others takes on a serious effort to practice beforehand so they can persuasively deliver what they thought is the suitable response in order to, perhaps, please the interviewer and get the job.

But what if the Heaven has the same interview question before you are allowed to enter? How will you respond?

Well, I'm glad God doesn't see us like any employee trying to land a post in his organization, rather He regard us as His own child longing for His love and care.

I guess your current [or would-be] employer is much more interested in hearing your strengths than your weaknesses -- which can potentially cost you your dream job if you don't articulate your answer well.

However, I believe to God it's quite different. He's more concern about our weaknesses. Because He already knows our strengths, for He gives it to us. The scripture says, He gives strength to the weary... and those whose hopes are in Him, their strength is renewed.

While we are urged to utilise and develop our strengths (Exodus 35:10) ...our gifts (1 Peter 4:10)... we, on the other hand, are also encouraged to lift all our concerns or burdens up to Him (Mat.11:28). Because God's power is demonstrated and is made perfect especially in our weakest point.

2 Corinthians 12:9
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Needful Hands
By: JoC

To find that I could fall
And still your grace surrounds, pursuing
To freely stumble down
I feel your hands around my heart

You are my eyes when I cannot see
You are my voice, see, sing through me
You are my strength in weakness be...


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