You’ve got a weak spot. Maybe several. Everybody has them. Those that say they don’t are just allowing their weak spot to speak for them.

By weak spot, I’m not referring to the parts of your emotion that are more sensitive to sympathy or compassion. When someone says, “I’ve got a weak spot for stray animals,” they are referring to something that moves them emotionally. And that isn’t what I’m talking about.

I’m talking about the weak spots in our character. Flaws in the way we process information and make decisions. Defects in our moral foundation. Weak spots are areas in our lives where we allow ourselves to do what we know to be wrong, but choose to excuse it. Weak spots are also ways of thinking that keep us from growing beyond our present level of understanding; they are worldviews and habits of the mind that keep us from changing, growing, and developing into a “better” version of ourselves. Our weak spots cause us trouble, limit what we enjoy and experience in life, often cause problems for others who are connected to us, and can even become roadblocks in our spiritual lives. In other words, they’re really bad.

But here’s some good news: your weak spots are not greater than God’s ability to save you, lead you, grow you, and work through you. In fact, your weak spots may actually become strong spots. This Sunday at Liberty Hill we begin a new series called “Mangers” that will lead us into Christmas. We kick off this series by talking about how God holds a much different perspective on our weak spots than we do! Join us this Sunday at 9:30 AM for Sunday School, and at 10:30 AM for our worship time as we gather around our mangers!

Grace Received,

Joe Payne