The apostle Paul did not want to boast about his strengths and good works. If he had boasted, then people would have admired him and looked up to him. Instead, Paul’s goal was for people to see that God is strong.
In 2 Corinthians, chapter 11, Paul told the Christians in Corinth about his weaknesses. He even boasted about these weaknesses in 2 Corinthians 11:30. “If I must boast, I will boast about the things that show I am weak.” Why did Paul do this? Because Paul knew that other people would see his weaknesses and realize that God had helped him be strong.
I knew a man who had many areas of weakness in his life. Because of these weaknesses, he ended up in prison. But while the man was in prison, someone told him about God and salvation through Jesus. From that time on, the man obeyed and followed Jesus. Other people could see how God had worked in this man’s life.
No matter how weak you are, God is still strong. He is stronger than any problem or temptation that you might face today. God can work in your life and help you follow and obey Him. Trust God to lead you in the right way every day of your life.