September 1, 2019

How to Make Weaknesses into Strengths


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 “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”-- Psalm 73:26 (KJV)

“You don’t get over some things; you just go through them.” (paraphrased)--a character from the TV drama, Blue Bloods

It follows that surviving tough circumstances is a recipe for strength. Everyone has trials that are difficult for them. Some of us are reserved.  We don’t look or act troubled. Others aren’t shy about sharing their setbacks.

America’s Got Talent

This talent show competition stands above similar shows in that it highlights the life stories of some of the contestants. The entertainers refuse to accept a variety of limitations:
  • Mental challenges (abusive childhoods)
  • Physical drawbacks (aging bodies, broken bones, disabilities)
  • Extreme poverty (living in cardboard shacks)
  • Violence (even war)
  • Stereotypes (10-year-old opera singer)
  • Uncomfortable cultural expectations (classically trained ballet dancer who wants to do her own thing)



Ryan Niemiller

This stand-up comic is moving into the semi-finals of the show. He was born with a birth defect that affected both arms. That doesn’t stop the Indiana native. He often jokes about peoples’ reactions to his disability. 

Ryan calls himself the “Cripple Threat of Comedy” on his official website, cripplethreat.com. Please enjoy a sample of his humble humor below:

My Conclusion

 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”-- 2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV)

How has weakness made you stronger?

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