I’m sure nobody has ever watched the Anchorman movie with Will Ferrell as anchorman, Ron Burgundy, but there is a catchphrase that character, Brian Fantana uses that says, “60% of the time, it works every time.” The phrase cracked me up, as it points to the fact that sometimes things don’t go as planned and that there are no guarantees in life.  Did you know that Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback of all time, has a completion percentage of 63%? That means that greatness is somewhere around 60%!  I’ve been talking about making mistakes lately and have realized that even though I didn’t want to admit it, I’m somewhat of a perfectionist and hate when things don’t go as I planned. I’m finding that pursuing perfection can do more damage than good.  At first glance, perfectionism doesn’t seem like such a bad thing. I mean, who doesn’t want to do things perfectly? Always arrive on time? Never let anyone down? It’s kind of a fantasy, isn’t it? These kinds of goals have driven me throughout my life from one accomplishment to another, always seeking to do a little better, be a little better than I was the day before.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

So, What… for This Week?

There is so much freedom in this verse. His power works best in our weakness. If we want Christ to work through us, we need to acknowledge and embrace our weaknesses. We depend on Him for our sufficiency; without Him, we cannot do that which we are created to do. When we are under the illusion that we can achieve perfection, pride will take root in our hearts. But when we acknowledge upfront how far away from perfection we are, He can grow in us a spirit of humility, making us more like Christ.