How to Use Your Leverage Successfully

Zacchaeus’ limitation became his leverage.

As a result of being born vertically challenged, so to speak, he chose to climb a tree when he heard Jesus was in town, hoping for a better view to see the one which had the whole town talking.

Having a higher vantage point allowed him to be curious, yet still remain in control.

I love that Jesus wasn’t threatened by the fact he was a tax collector capitalising on the vulnerability of the Jewish people, but instead he chose to boldly invite Himself to Zacchaeus’ house for some food and fellowship.

What happened next reveals a key for using weakness to our advantage …

Many of us allow judgment to cloud opportunity; Jesus used opportunity to remove judgment.

What do you feel is your greatest limitation?  Where do you struggle?  If you could change one thing about yourself right now, what would it be?

Perhaps God wants to use that as leverage to your next breakthrough.

2 Corinthians 12:9 says, ‘But 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.’

Zacchaeus’ salvation and unprecedented generosity came from an encounter with grace.  Admitting our weakness, opening our heart to His acceptance, and moving in the opposite spirit will set us up for God’s upgrade in our lives.

Our weakness under His grace reveals life-changing power.  Power not only to change our lives, but to impact those in our spheres of influence.

I believe your upgrade is closer than you think; give your weakness to God, invite Him in for a chat, and do what’s on your heart to do.

Then you can say, as Paul did, “… For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:10b)

Now that’s leverage.

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