In today’s reading Paul spends a considerable amount of time intentionally boasting about all he has been through in serving God. While some people may read this and think of him as an arrogant person, in reality he is boasting about his weakness and lack of control in being able to control his circumstances. 2 Corinthians 11:30 says, If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. Through Paul’s weakness he is obedient and trusts God to lead the way. No matter how strong we think we are, our strength pales in comparison to God’s strength and ability to lead our lives. Until we submit and recognize His power, we will always operate in our imperfect weakness.