When you’re asked about your weaknesses, especially in an interview, it’s usually not the weakness that’s the most important thing. It’s whether you are aware of your weaknesses and what you do about them. If the answer is “I don’t have any,” then it becomes obvious that the primary weakness is a lack of self-awareness. You should regularly examine yourself to identify your primary weaknesses. Also, it’s important to understand that being aware of weaknesses is not the same as being weak. Admitting your weakness is in fact a very important strength. Everyone has weaknesses. In fact, usually we deny our weaknesses, defend them, excuse them, hide them, and resent them. Those who proclaim that they do not are sadly mistaken.
God has a different perspective on your weaknesses. He wants to use your weaknesses for His glory. Your weaknesses are not an accident. God deliberately allowed them in your life for the purpose of demonstrating his power through you. Admit your weaknesses. Own up to your imperfections. Stop pretending to have it all together, and be honest about yourself. If God only used perfect people, nothing would ever get done. Instead of living in denial or making excuses, take the time to identify your personal weaknesses. We’re only human!
Be content with your weaknesses. It is an expression of faith in the goodness of God. It says, “God, I believe you love me and know what’s best for me.” Whenever you feel weak, God is reminding you to depend on him. Our weaknesses also prevent arrogance. They keep us humble. They keep us from getting a big head. They keep us from going too fast and running ahead of God. Most of all, our weaknesses increase our capacity for sympathy. We are far more likely to be compassionate and considerate of the weaknesses of others.
Admit your weakness, God will add strength. Opening up relieves stress, defuses your fears, and is the first step to freedom. Let down your guard and take off your mask! You do not need to put yourself down or denying your strengths; rather, you need to be honest about your weaknesses. The more honest you are, the more of God’s grace you get.
At some point in your life you must decide to be truthful to yourself and not impress people. You must be able to trust yourself and evaluate your life. Not by pretending to be perfect, but by being honest you can see your flaws. That’s okay! When you’re spending time trying to hide a flaw you’re lying to others and to yourself. So you can stop trying to be perfect.