"For the Lord disciplines the one He loves..." Hebrews 12:6
God often will put us in challenging positions to strengthen our weaknesses and stretch our strengths. Most career advice books and coaches today though tell us to just focus on our strengths and don't worry much about everything else. God knows that when we become too reliable on our strengths we become prideful. However when we are in situations where our weaknesses are being put to the test we must become more dependent upon Him to pass those tests. Though its more comfortable to operate in our strengths, we won't grow if we don't work with Him outside of our strength zones. He won't promote pride but He will promote humility and dependency.
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If God wants to strengthen your weaknesses in your work life it means He wants to prepare you so He can promote you. So don't run from opportunities to develop your weaknesses, because it may just be a God-designed circumstance that He's using to propel you to your next level.
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