'THEIR WEAKNESS WAS TURNED TO STRENGTH.' HEBREWS 11:34 NLT
A grindstone can make a diamond shine or reduce solid rock to dust. It depends what you're made of. Charles Steinmetz, one of the founders of General Electric, was made of the right stuff. Crippled from birth, he was so short in stature that he looked like a dwarf. His mother died before he was one year old. His father was poor but he determined that young Charles would have an education. Charles couldn't run and play games like normal boys, so he made up his mind to devote himself to science. He set this goal: I will make discoveries that help other people. When Steinmetz immigrated to the United States he couldn't speak a word of English. His face was swollen from the cold he'd endured on the boat passage. His sight was defective. His clothes were shabby. The port authorities were tempted to return him to Switzerland. But he stayed and found a job that paid $12 a week. There he showed amazing abilities. The infant company, General Electric, quickly realized his incredible potential. His career was marked by unparalleled research and development. When he died in 1923 one writer said: he had the mind of an angel and the soul of a seer. What did Charles Steinmetz have? The overcoming spirit! Do you have it? If what you're doing doesn't produce resistance. It's not worth doing. The winners in your Bible are described this way: their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle. What turns weakness into strength? Faith that refuses to back up, back down, or settle for less than what God has promised.
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: Hosea 11-14, Luke 2:34-40, Ps 21, Pr 14:17-20 www.mpbs247.org