HUMANITY

 

“we must all began to view others through our eyes of humanity.
It is from this place of grace that we exude are most heightened expressions of
love, compassion, and understanding.”

Did you know that you were human?

I know we like to call the amazing human beings in our lives superheroes, and we as women, love to proclaim that we are SUPERhuman. But when it all boils down to reality, we are all merely super… human.

And with our humanity comes weakness.

We all have weaknesses. I know I have my own. However, we live in a society that perpetuates these false images of perfection. A false reality that we each have it all figured out; that we each have all the answers to life’s mysteries and curveballs. And the false truth that weaknesses make us weak. We live in a society where we have been conditioned to hide our weakness, our brokenness; ultimately we have been conditioned to hide our humanity. And it is this conditioning that has caused a breakdown in our abilities to develop and sustain authentic and healthy relationships. Everybody is so busy pretending that they have it all figured out; pretending that there are no cracks in our beings. And we rob the people in our lives the ability to gain a full understanding of who we are, and it also robs them of the opportunity to love us in the completeness of who we are.

Ladies, before you go psychoanalyzing your spouse. We are just as guilty of this as them.

In true rebel fashion, it’s time that I let the cat out of the bag.

We are all weak! We are all broken! Nobody you’ve ever encountered or will encounter in this life is perfect, perfect in self or perfect in strength. Every person you encounter in this life has a weakness or several. Every person you encounter in this life will have an area of brokenness that they have yet to surrender to God or God has yet to reveal to them.

I believe that we must all began to view others through our eyes of humanity. It is from this place of grace that we exude are most heightened expressions of love, compassion, and understanding.

Through my journey of self-exploration, I have found that I am a fragile, broken and weak human being, but it is in my relationship with Christ that I find strength and absolute wholeness. Jesus is to be our strength. One of the gifts of our salvation is where our humanity reaches its limits, Jesus shows Himself strong. It is in our acknowledgment of our weaknesses that Jesus’ supernatural strength is activated in our lives.

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 about my weaknesses,
so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,
 in persecutions, in difficulties.
For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-11 (NIV)

I have also found that it is through community that we find strength. The scriptures teach us that where one is weak, another is strong. That’s why relationships and partnership are important; we can all bring our strength to the table. But first, we have to identify, accept and acknowledge our weaknesses.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)

Know that you don’t have to reveal your weaknesses to everyone, but we must acknowledge them before God.

During the last couple of weeks in my alone time with God, He has been teaching me the power of identification and the power of truth and standing in your absolute truth. The power of acknowledging and accepting my weaknesses and surrendering them to Him. It’s time for us to stop hiding who we are from ourselves, from the world and especially from God.

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden
in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
Genesis 3:8 (NIV)

God is calling all of His children higher, and in this calling it’s imperative that we know it is in His strength not our own that we will reach the elevation in mind and spirit that He desires for each of us. 

  1. Let your weaknesses be known to God. Pour out your heart to Him, and ask Him to meet you where your capabilities end. 
  1. Pray for Him to counter those weaknesses with His truth, guidance, and healing. Pray daily for strength in your areas of weakness. Daily prayer is key.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Matthew 7:7 NKJV

 
You’re not weak my love, you’re just human.

With tons of love,
 
 
 XOXO
 
Olayinka

2018-10-09T16:12:51+00:00