How Your Greatest Weakness Can Be Your Greatest Asset

How Your Greatest Weakness Can Be Your Greatest Asset


I had to take college Algebra three times before I passed the class. My roommate in college was a math major. I learned early on that I couldn’t count on him for help. Math was easy for him. He just couldn’t understand why I didn’t get it.

Music was a struggle for me too. I had to really fight to learn it. Other friends of mine just saw it in their brains. It was so simple.

But here’s the thing. When I actually took the time to fight through and learn what I needed to survive in math and music I discovered that I had a real gift for helping others learn too. Because it came hard to me, I had to understand how it really worked. I had to simplify it for myself. That actually helped me help others.

I’ve seen this theme in every area of my life. I’ve struggled with fear my whole life. But I’ve chosen to conquer it by facing the challenge and struggling through it. I regularly find myself helping people who are facing their own fears. I understand the pain and struggle of it, so I can help others.

Your greatest weakness can be your greatest asset if you’ll lean into the struggle and overcome it. I’m convinced that the harder the struggle is for you, the more you have to offer others.

Don’t give up the fight against whatever you struggle with. Fear, addiction, anger, anxiety, lust. Lean into God’s grace to win. Others need your victory for inspiration.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 1 Cor. 12:9