Humiliation and Power in Life

Chuck Colson reflecting on what his time in prison for his part in the Watergate cover-up had taught him

“No, the real legacy of my life was my biggest failure–that I was an ex-convict. My greatest humiliation–being sent to prison–was the beginning of God’s greatest use of my life; He chose the one experience in which I could not glory for His glory.”
“Confronted with this staggering truth, I discovered in those few moments in the prison chapel that my world was turned upside down. I understood with a jolt that I had been looking at life backward. But now I could see: only when I lost everything I thought made Chuck Colson a great guy had I found that the true self God intended me to be and the true purpose of my life.”
“It is not what we do that matters, but what a sovereign God chooses to do through us. God doesn’t want our success; He wants us.”

Loving God, by Chuck Colson
p. 24f

Knowing God starts with humility.

“For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 
(2 Cor. 12:10)


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