Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. - Ephesians 6:10
I always seem to get myself into trouble when I feel strong and confident. I believe it’s because, too often, I’m feeling strong in myself without you. Then, by myself, I do something rambunctious and I hurt others or myself. I want to be strong in you. I want your gentle, firm strength to speak the truth forcefully but in love, to be a support for others but not in my own strength, to be a beacon for the weak and troubled but not to be their Savior. Will you give me that strength today so that when I am weak I am strong?
True spiritual strength is a gift from Christ and not a force or a philosophy.
Additional Reading: Colossians 2