One of my favorite shows had to be MacGyver.
I used to want my husband to be just like MacGyver, but I figured that would get to be exhausting. For one, he would never let you go shopping for anything. I can imagine it now:
Me: "Hey Mac, I'm going to head over to the mall. The shoe store is having a sale and I could use a new pair of stilettos."
My Love MacGyver: "Honey, you don't need to go buy stilettos. I've got a roll of duct tape, some nails, and a ball of twine. I can make you a fantastic pair of shoes out of those. They could even have the little ties that go up your legs so you could look like a ballerina, huh? Like Lara Flynn Boyle that one year at the Golden Globes?"
Me: "That's nice sweetie, but Lara Flynn Boyle has been on every worst dressed list known to man since she wore that outfit. Plus I don't think the nails would work on our hardwood floors. I just want some normal shoes."
My Love MacGyver: (pouting) "Fine. But I bet you wouldn't be able to diffuse a bomb using the material of your 'normal shoes' you get at the mall. I'll be in my workshop."
Hey,even MacGyver can get moody, sometimes. When you have to do things like this all the time:
Sometimes I wish that I were able to MacGyver my way out of impossible situations that I'm in. You know, those times when the time is ticking and the walls are closing in around you? I keep thinking, "Dang! If only I could find a paper clip and use it to rewire the main system that is running the countdown clock for this ticking time bomb attached to my leg, I could 'MacGyver' my way out of the situation!"
Newsflash: The paper clip isn't going to do you any good.
The point is, we're all hopeless. We can't 'MacGyver' our way out of a wet paper bag. We're flawed and destined to failure. We're more like MacGyver's useless sidekick who stands there bawling our eyes out, yelling "what are we gonna do, MacGyver? I'm too young to die!"
We are weak. hopeless. void of any ability to save ourselves. we are dying.
Yet the One comes to bring us hope.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.Our spirits break free from our death sentence like a glorious sunrise as we grasp the gift of grace from our Savior. The true hero has arrived.
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.It amazes me that we can accept His grace to save our lives, but forget that He still wants to work in our lives beyond that point. God doesn't save you and forget about you. He wants to be real in your life. He wants to be involved.
2 Corinthians 12:9
Sometimes we find ourselves in impossible situations because we haven't let God in. Maybe we don't think we're good enough. Maybe we don't think that God wants to be bothered with our problems.
But he does.
He loves you.
He knows your weaknesses.
He created you.
Christ's strength is made perfect in our weakness. The more impossible the situation we find ourselves in (dare we say, a MacGyver situation?) the more God shows his power in our lives. We serve a God with immeasurable resources. Kind of like if MacGyver borrowed Diego's Rescue Pack. (MacGyver and Diego- now THERE's a team!) Our God has unlimited resources.
Think about it.
Now does your problem seem so big?
Embrace God's strength in the areas of your weaknesses.