God isn’t looking for strong people. He wants disciples weak enough to lean on his strength, not our own. The apostles argued about who was tops among the twelve, so Jesus showed them that God is looking for little children to populate his Kingdom. Christians in Corinth thought they were strong and wise, so the Apostle Paul made a point of telling them how weak and foolish he was. When we’re weakest in our own eyes is the very moment we can be strongest in God’s. It’s been true for a long time: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding.” That’s the kind of strong God wants.
From the upcoming book, Think Again!, copyright 2007, 2013, A. Milton Stanley