In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26
What comes to your mind when you are told to “just admit it”? Is it something positive or something negative?
I used to think of it as a negative, but as I journey in knowing God more, it has changed my view — especially in the area of admitting my weaknesses.
Admitting our weaknesses is something counter-cultural and not often encouraged in our lives. Take the job interview scenario; seldom do we hear an interviewee admitting his weakness, rather we hear how he presents and packages himself to look better.
Does it sound familiar? How do you interact with God? Do you bring yourself as you are or do you hide things from Him? Are you aware that He knew your weaknesses even before you were born? Do you know that He is absolutely in the business of helping you become holy through His Helper? Jesus in John 14:16 said, “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever.”
God in John 4:24 said that His worshippers must worship Him in spirit and in truth. He knows what He is requiring from us and only He can tolerate us perfectly. So, feel free to express yourself freely and openly to God. Be not afraid to say, “Father, I have no faith or little faith,” “I do not know what to do,” “I am lost,” “I am angry at You, why did You…” etc. Be assured that His Spirit living in you will make sure to intercede for you according to God’s will. Learn from the psalmist in Psalm 119:10 who admitted his weakness and wandered from God’s commandments. God is eternally after your transparency before Him.
So let us admit it by:
- Praising and thanking God for His choice to delight in you despite who you are.
- Asking God to help you understand what it means to fear Him honestly.