Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
Don't Make Your Weakness Remain a Weakness - Thoughts from a disciple (Mar. 19, 2017)
Don't Make Your Weakness Remain a Weakness
Weakness, I believe most of us are not comfortable in hearing this word but in reality we all have this, no one is exempted.
I am not a humble person to tell you honestly until now I am still striving to be one . I always struggle to face my weaknesses maybe because I used to think that I am the smart person that I thought I was but little by little I am beginning to accept that I am not.
The process is not easy, I would always love others to see me as a confident and intelligent person but actually I am getting tired already and it’s difficult to put masks in front of many people. To give you an example: I am not that good in technology, with regards to Excel which is important in work, my knowledge is not that much actually maybe an elementary student is better than me. Let us say in taking pictures, I am not good at it, there were even times that I was afraid to be asked to take pictures but I am happy to tell you that (I am already improving in this aspect) and other aspects that made me realize that I was not the smart guy that I thought I was but with the help of one of my missionary priest friends he helps me to accept my weaknesses. He helps me to realize that I may not be the smart person that I used to know but I have the potential to be smart.
The process is painful but to tell you honestly I enjoy it because I am starting to become more human and to know God more. I am starting to appreciate more his presence in my life. Now, I can say that the journey will still be long and it will not be easy but I want to persevere because in my journey I know God is with me.
Just in case you have weaknesses, it’s okay but don’t let your weakness remain a weakness. Learn and work on it. Make your weakness to be a pathway to God. Allow him to mold you and teach you. Always remember that he will be with you in your journey in life. Enjoy your adventure!
Francis Jerome G. Santos- a disciple of Verbum Dei Community in Luzon.
He met the community last 2009. He graduated BS Psychology and works as an HR practitioner.
He enjoys writing inspirational write-ups and hopes to be able to inspire others to live in the right path and be closer to God.
You can contact Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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