It’s natural and normal to feel inadequate. But can any good come from it? Yes, because it can be an opportunity for spiritual growth. When our weaknesses drive us to God, He fills up what is lacking—and our faith is strengthened as we experience His awesome power in our lives.
How do you respond to challenges that seem beyond your capabilities? Some people feel overwhelmed with a sense of inadequacy, and therefore, give up and walk away from the situation. Others approach the undertaking with confidence in themselves and their own abilities. For believers, neither one is the appropriate response—one exhibits a lack of trust in God, and the other displays pride. The apostle Paul described the right approach in 2 Corinthians 3:4-5. Our confidence is not in ourselves, but in Christ. There’s nothing within us that makes us competent for the opportunities God gives us. He alone is the source of our adequacy.