When A Disadvantage Can Be An Advantage

At one time or the other, all of us probably felt at a disadvantage. I’ve felt like that in the past, and I still feel like that in some areas of my life. When it comes to technology, I feel at a disadvantage to my grandchildren. They seem to know way more than I do in this area, but that doesn’t keep me from soaking up as much knowledge about it as I can.

I always laugh when I think about my job as a blogger. If it had been a category in high school, I would have been voted as Least Likely to Start a Blog. Until I get to know you, I’m very quiet. You know, the person you see at parties sitting alone, not saying a word… that’s me. I’m also the person who hated having their picture taken and would run in the other direction or throw my hand up in front of my face if someone brought out a camera. And I lived in a small town with hardly any shopping opportunities and worked in a lumber company.

Those are huge disadvantages if you want to become a blogger who talks about fashion. There were lots of people in the Bible who were at a disadvantage. If anyone was taking bets on who would win the fight between David and Goliath, I’m pretty sure no one picked David. David was not a warrior, wore no armor, and only had a slingshot and a few stones as his weapons, and he was going up against a giant.

Exodus 4:10

10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”

Moses tried to talk the Lord out of using him. Moses was not who most people would have chosen as the person to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. He was not a leader and was not a good speaker.

2 Corinthians 12:5-8

I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

Paul had a “thorn” in his life that plagued him. We aren’t told what the plague was, but Paul pleaded for the Lord to take it away from him. Paul didn’t plead just once; he pleaded three times to the Lord. Whatever the thorn was, it was given to Paul to keep him humble.

These great men had disadvantages that could have caused them not to step up when the Lord called on them. In truth, their disadvantages were there for God’s advantage. God wouldn’t have gotten the glory if David had been equal to Goliath. When Moses became the leader of the Israelites, he had to lean on the Lord for strength. Then, God got the glory! If Paul didn’t have the “thorn,” he could have become conceited and taken the glory instead of giving it to God.

If you have a disadvantage, no matter how big or small, the Lord can still use you for His glory. Your disadvantage probably isn’t a giant that is 9’9″ tall, but it might seem that it looms that large. Trust the Lord, pick up your sling and five stones, and wait to see where the Lord is sending you.

As for me, I’ll be the person in the back of the room, giving God all the GLORY!

To God Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!


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  1. Sometimes I remind myself that my grandchildren take classes in technology/computers from the time they are very young !

  2. This inspirational message is just what I needed today!

  3. Great inspirational message. Anyone can do anything, they just have to work at it.

  4. J.Kemper Pinckney says:

    Good reminders! Love that you share your faith along with all the shopping and style ideas !! I am sure God is smiling !!

  5. Dianna Smith says:

    thank you so much for your mini messages. they speak to me so many times.
    To God be the glory and thanks to you for being a willing vessel in everything you do!

  6. Thank you so much for your Sunday posts! And for always giving God the glory.

  7. Karen Lunde says:

    I love how you bring scriptures into your blogging. Thank you!

  8. Amen! And may God bless you as your words continue to bless us each Sunday.

  9. Terry Shannon says:

    Love this message! We have so much in common, other than I could never blog!!
    Thank you

  10. Jude Evans says:

    Lash Boost works! Definitely worth the investment if your eyelashes r eyebrows are thin.

    Tania – Keep on telling your story and be witness to how God has changed your life.

    Have a blessed day!

  11. Such a good message today. I will also be in the back with you. I can’t see you in the back or quiet. I think you described me not you. LOL Best wishes

  12. So much to be taken away from this. Thank you!

  13. I would be in the back of the room as well giving God all the glory!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  14. Rosalinda says:

    I am very technologically disadvantaged and I admire the women who are more advantaged than me. Certainly you are one of those women so my sincere admiration to you!! Happy Sunday!!

  15. Love your Sunday posts! Keep them coming. This one really spoke to me. Praising God for your gift of encouragement.

  16. Lori Duncan says:

    Love your Sunday posts! To God be the Glory!

  17. Debbie Schug says:

    So well told, makes you THINK!
    Thanks for another thoughtful message!

  18. Susan Nothwehr says:

    To God be the glory! Amen!

  19. Kathryn Brimeyer says:

    I love your message, and that you bring your authentic self to us every week and especially on Sunday’s!!

  20. Thank you for the encouraging message 🙂

  21. Ginger Hiller says:

    Thank you for this, Tania! Every person on earth is at a disadvantage in one way or the other, but I seem to forget that fact way too often.

  22. Patti Lou says:

    What a nice message and your story is so relatable.

  23. Jeri Hoag says:

    This was a great reminder and very uplifting. Sometimes the weight of the world does weigh you down, but I know we are already victorious.

  24. Violet OBrien says:

    You are an inspiration. You won’t be alone in the back of the room, I’m right there with you praying I won’t get called on, however, giving God the glory!!

    1. Laura Gray says:

      Love your message today!

  25. I always look forward to your Sunday message as it relates to all of us in some way. I think that is the wonderful message God has for us – we all are more similar than dissimilar.

  26. Kelly Brooks says:

    This is great. We all need to give God the glory.

  27. Your Sunday messages always inspire me! Let’s give God the glory!

  28. Did you see the lady in the back of the room? Check out the joy of Jesus in her eyes.
    Love you

  29. Lynne Voncannon says:

    Thank you for this devotional. It was just what I needed to hear today!

  30. Beautiful and inspiring message! Thank you!

  31. Cheryll Sampson says:

    Love your Sunday blog. How true that God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.

  32. I would say that my disadvantage is my poor health. I, too, have asked God to take it away from me. What I have noticed is, even though I haven’t been fully cured, I see how there have been some positive outcomes from my situation. That can only be the work of the Lord, and I give him thanks for what I have been given.
    Keep blogging Tania. You’ve been given a gift and I am thankful for you too.

  33. Love this. All God wants is a willing heart. Only He can take little and make great ❤️

  34. Margaret A Nation says:

    So funny! I’m the same as you when it comes to being quiet until I know someone. God has also put me in positions where I must rely on Him to get me out of my comfort zone. To God goes the glory!

  35. Connie r. says:

    It’s hard to imagine you in the back of any room! You use your given talents well. Today as I head to work I will pick up the stones set before me and use them to Gods glory. Thank you for reminding us we all struggle with issues but we are never alone. Your Sunday message always inspires me.

  36. Kim Luehmann says:

    Thank you for sharing your struggles with us. I’m sure, like myself, a lot of other people can identify with them and we don’t feel so alone.

  37. Kim Luehmann says:

    I really look forward to reading your Bible stories every Sunday and I’m pleased to see you take a day of rest from posting clothes and beauty stuff on Sundays. Thank you.

  38. Patty Neal says:

    I love this! God bless you.