ACCEPTING OUR INADEQUACIES

2 Corinthians 3:1-6

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5

As we press past all our fears of being inadequate to fulfill the call God has on our lives, we begin to see the full blessing that comes with accepting our inadequacies. Paul wrote, “Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God” (2 Corinthians 3:5 NASB).

Here are some blessings from recognizing our inadequacies:

  • They drive us to God. If we feel we are self sufficient in all things, we may not seek the Lord’s guidance.
  • The relieve us of the burden of trying to do the will of God in our own strength. The burden rests upon Him.
  • They force us to live our lives and do His work in the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • They provide God the opportunity to demonstrate what great things He can do with so little. We know we are incapable and that He is capable of all.
  • They free God to use us to the maximum of our potential. We stop trying to interject our own contributions, giving all of who we are for His purposes.
  • They allow God to receive the full glory for His work. If we know He is responsible, we will point to Him.
  • They enable us to walk in contentment and quietness of spirit. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing God use our willingness to advance His kingdom.

Father, it is a miracle in and of itself that You use my inadequacies to fulfill Your purposes an draw me closer to You in the process. You are an awesome God.

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