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What's Your Biggest Weakness?

Easter Salvation Weakness

Source: “'What's your biggest weakness?' Bosses reveal how you should really answer the dreaded interview question,” By ESRA GURKAN FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED, October 10, 2016

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-04-13

Scripture: James 4:10 ; John 3:16

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Esra Gurkan, for MAILONLINE, writes:

Job interviews are an unpleasant chore that we all need to go through to get the role of our dreams. It's easy enough to talk about why you want the job and why you're the best person to do it.  But there is one question that everyone dreads and is most likely to trip us all up: What's your biggest weakness? 

... A job-hunter known as humansof took to Reddit to pose the horrible question to see how other people had answered and was soon inundated with responses.  Among the 1,600 comments were people's own solutions ...

One Redditer answered the dreaded question by saying that they take failure a bit too hard sometimes. Another user, Bumpkinsworth, expanded on that, writing, "You can elaborate as to how that pushes you to work harder so that you won't make the same mistake twice."

Someone else advised using humor, suggesting you could remain silent and then pull a card from your pocket that reads, "I over prepare."  And yet another Redditer sarcastically suggested the following reply: “People say I can be condescending. That's when you 'talk down' to people.” 

Gurkan continues:

Sefromans replied to the thread with some useful advice: 'Saying something behavioral based like "I don't work well with people" or "I'm soft spoken" is like shooting yourself.

'Give a skills based "weakness" that you can take action to improve upon in the near future.

'Something like "I'm not too familiar with excel at the moment, but I'm planning on taking classes this coming month.”  Make sure you provide a remedy to the weakness.'

APPLICATION

We dread this question because an honest answer is likely to torpedo any hopes of getting the job. Weaknesses don't play well in our world.  To succeed, it's important to appear strong, capable and in control. 

However, the biggest interview any of us will ever face doesn't come in this lifetime, but rather when we stand before God in the next.  God won't need to ask, “What is your greatest weakness?” He already knows the answer. It's the sin the has caused a separation in our relationship with Him.  

We might impress the world with a clever answer that serves to hide our weaknesses, but God isn't so easily fooled. But here's the good news: We don't have to "make sure" we "provide a remedy" to our biggest weakness. God has already done that by sending His Son into the world to die for our sins.

That being so, all that's left for us to overcome our biggest weakness before God is to humbly put our trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up” (James 4:10). 

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). 

What Stan Lee Did For Superheroes

Weakness Power Humility

Source: https://moviepilot.com/posts/3597411

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Contributed By: Da Al | Date Posted: 2017-03-17

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:10

Author: Alex Hodgson / Illustration Exchange
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Stan Lee, the head of Marvel Comics changed the game for superheroes when he decided to make them flawed and have weaknesses instead of being God-like. People took to it because they could relate to them in a way they couldn't with Superman. A great article on Stan Lee describes this story. 

APPLICATION

From Moses striking the stone in anger, to David's tryst with Bathsheba, the Bible presents God's people as flawed individuals who trust in a flawless God.  As such, they are examples with whom we can relate.

How about you? Are you humble about your flaws and shortcomings? 

"That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Corinthians 12:10). 

What's Your Biggest Weakness?

Weakness Salvation Humility

Source: “'What's your biggest weakness?' Bosses reveal how you should really answer the dreaded interview question,” By Esra Gurkan for MAILONLINE, Published, October 10, 2016

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-10-14

Scripture: 1 John 1:8 ; 1 John 1:9

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Esra Gurkan for MAIL ONLINE reports:

Job interviews are an unpleasant chore that we all need to go through to get the role of our dreams. It's easy enough to talk about why you want the job and why you're the best person to do it. But there is one question that everyone dreads and is most likely to trip us all up: What's your biggest weakness? 

Reddit received over 1,600 comments posted on a thread, which asked for the best and the worst answers to this question. Here are a few that stood out:

What's Your Biggest Weakness?

• “I have trouble delegating tasks sometimes. I like to do things myself to ensure they're done to my personal standards, but it is something I'm working on.''

• ''I take failure a bit too hard sometimes.”

• To add some humor, someone suggested, “Remain silent, and pull an index card out of your pocket that says ‘I over-prepare.’”

• “I'm overly critical of my work.”

A few answers that are not recommended:

• "Those eyes of yours.”

• "I don't work well with people" 

• “My biggest weakness is that I have too many strengths.”

• "I'm too soft spoken" 

• “People say I can be condescending. That's when you talk down to people.” 

One helpful suggestion was to give a skills based weakness, something you can take steps to remedy, like:

• "I'm not too familiar with excel at the moment, but I'm planning on taking classes this coming month.”  

APPLICATION

When you stand before God there's a pretty good chance that the subject of your weaknesses will come up. What will you say? "Those eyes of Yours" probably won't win you any points, because the weaknesses God is concerned about are your moral shortcomings. And don't waste your breath denying that you have any such weaknesses, for the Bible has said, "If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth" (1 John 1:8). So, denying your faults amounts to calling God a liar--not a good strategy. 

However, the Bible goes on in this very passage to say, "But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness" (1 John 1:9). Here the Apostle John gives us the only acceptable answer to this question; confess your failings and ask for God's forgiveness. There's no reason to fear this question before God. He's not looking for a reason to reject you; rather, He promises to accept every sinner who responds honestly and with humility. 

God's Paralympics

Humility Weakness God's Power

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-09-22

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12:9

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Cracks In The Soul

Weakness Stress Sin Nature

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-05-13

Scripture: Romans 8:3 ; Matthew 26:41

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Ministry At The Speed of Cheetah

Ministry Burn Out Weakness

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-03-30

Scripture: Luke 5:16 ; Matthew 14:23

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Strength Can Easily Become Weakness

Weakness Love (Divine) Character

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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:2

Author: Dore Schary
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An Upgrade or a Transplant?

God's Power Weakness Trust (In God)

Contributed By: Rod Crowell | Date Posted: 2013-03-18

Scripture: Isaiah 40:29

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1-800-CHRISTIAN

Affliction Weakness God's Power

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-05-14

Scripture: Philippians 4:13

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Weakness Inherent In Strength

Character Weakness Arrogance

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2012-03-18

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:12 ; 1 Corinthians 10:NLT

Author: Dore Schary
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