To hear anyone say, “I rejoice in my weaknesses”, that person must be a real fool.
From the day we were born, we’ve sought every mean to become stronger in every area: food, knowledge, health, understanding, experience, etc…
Thus, to hear anyone say, “I rejoice in my weaknesses”, that person must be a real fool.
But that wasn’t all he said. What he said was,
“Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Why had Paul concluded such thing? Because, when he approached God for help with his weakness, God responded to him
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
In other words, if people can see how weak you are and yet they see marvelous works being done through you, they will understand that it is not you who are doing such works, but the man whom you preach about who is working out such marvels through you. That man Jesus, the Son of God.
“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 12:10)
That man is no fool at all, for he represents the Creator, he represents a government with no end, he represents Christ Jesus the Lord of all.
Likewise, we too rejoice in our weaknesses by the same Spirit dwelling in us.
I do not know how I will exit this world. Will it be heart failure? Cancer? Diabetes? Execution? I do not know. And it is not for me to yet know. Nevertheless, “If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this reason Christ died and returned to life, so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.” (Romans 14:8)