The whole is other than the sum of its parts.
Paul wrote this in II Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 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.”
The human will is not made up of various components other than the human will itself. It can be influenced by the other parts that make up our psyche and our thinking process-feelings, emotions, circumstances and surroundings-however it is other than the sum of those things. It exists on its own. As a Christian, I believe it exists in conjunction with the strength that the Lord offers to those who lean and rely on Him. I have faith in His ability to give me strength and power greater than what I could ever have on my own.
But what’s been done for you.
This is not about where you’ve been,
But where your brokenness brings you to
This is not about what you feel,
But what He felt to forgive you,
And what He felt to make you loved.
You are more than the choices that you’ve made,
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes,
You are more than the problems you create,
You’ve been remade.
What is it that you put off?
Does it have to do with your whole purpose and how the little pieces influence it?
I want to remind you that you, as a whole person, are other than the sum of the parts affecting your calling and hampering you from fulfilling it. You have a choice to act upon this fact: