Apostle Grace Lubega
Ecclesiastes 9:11 (KJV): I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Our theme scripture teaches that even if a man seems disadvantaged, the grace of God grants him an opportunity to succeed. In other words, even if he seems slow, he can win a race; even if he seems weak, he can win a battle; even if he seems lacking in skill, favour can still follow him.
However, this portion of scripture does not mean that God intends for the man to remain slow or weak. It only means that there is grace to make anyone less advantaged to achieve certain things in life by the influence of the quickening of the Spirit.
In this regard, the grace of God does not mean that He expects you to remain weak, slow and unskillful in order for His strength to always be made perfect through you.
God is not distributing His strength for you to continue in your weakness.
Indeed there is a point where even in your weakness, His strength is made known (2 Corinthians 12:9). But the purpose of the work of God in you is so that those weaknesses cease and you grow in the stature and image of the Christ. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 6:1, 1 Corinthians 15:10
The grace of God does not mean that He expects you to remain weak, slow and unskillful in order for His strength to always be made perfect through you.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your grace, that divine enablement that labours in me abundantly. I have not received it in vain and never is it an excuse for weakness or mediocrity. In this understanding, I soar higher in life, in ministry, at my work place and in all that I do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.