What if there is one primary weakness that we all have, and all of our other individual weaknesses are derivative of the primary?
In other words, if you struggle with eating, or anger, or anxiety, or fear, or pornography, or jealousy, or whatever your natural man-factory-settings may be, those really aren’t your problem.
Your primary problem is that you are separated from the love of God. This is the central weakness that we all experience. It is really our only problem.
Because we are separated from the love of God, and most often do not experience the “rest” of the love of God, all of our other “weaknesses” that are common to the natural man kick in and are used to either self-comfort, or relate to the world through a loveless paradigm.
For example, if you struggle with anger, it is often because you are projecting on others what you erringly feel God must feel for you. People with anger often feel deeply inadequate and judged by God, therefore they project that same inadequacy and judgment on to others.
If you struggle with pornography, it is a way to self-comfort through the strong emotional and physical pleasure of intimacy. Feeling the love of God removes this need to self-comfort.
If you have jealousy – it is often a reflection of anger that other may have what you think is rightfully yours (and that God is denying you). You’ve made a God of yourself. You worship the vision you have of your own false sense of righteousness. Feeling God’s deep and abiding love relieves you of jealousy understanding that God loves you much more than the false idols you desire.
All of these weaknesses can be eradicated in a moment. They don’t have to be subdued or “worked on”. They all go away in an instant when we experience being full of the love of God.
So when Moroni in Ether 12:26 says: “I give unto men weakness,” he really means just that. It is a primary weakness, and THE primary weakness.
All of our weaknesses become strengths when we yield to the spirit without reservation, and feel the redemptive love of God.
It is much deeper and fundamental to our existence than anything else.
We are perfected when we feel and possess a fullness of the perfect love of Christ.
A false religion has been formed that teaches we must excel and perfect ourselves before we can be redeemed; that weakness must be conquered before we can be redeemed.
This false religion teaches that we must be good enough before we are “worthy”. That worthiness is a function of our own behavior, not a state of being. This false religion will put us in a state that keeps us from experiencing the love of God in its full manifested stat
Sin keeps us from the presence of God because it is a wall that we force up in order to actually block the love of God. If we can lay down our arms, and allow the love of God to flow into us all of our weaknesses can be healed.
So, let us no longer contend against the spirit and repent today. In other words, we should all plead that we can be filled with the love of God in order to put all darkness under our feet.