We are not superhuman or subhuman. God wants us to think of ourselves the way Jesus thought of Himself. God understands that we are simply human, but He sees us as perfected through Christ Jesus.
1. We are not superhuman. Jesus was superhuman. He had equal status with God, but He didn’t think of Himself as superhuman. Jesus had great power and great authority, but He knew His power and authority came from God. Jesus knew He needed times of rest and prayer as a human, but He also knew the power of God was present to work through Him.
2. We are not subhuman. Jesus set aside the privilege of deity and took on the status of a slave. He became a servant and lived a selfless life. We should be servants, but we should also recognize that we are God’s sons and daughters. There are no superhumans and no subhumans, so stop seeing yourself as worse than others. We are all humans in need of God’s grace.
3. We are simply human. As Christians, our job is to live a selfless, obedient life. Guilt and shame take more people out than sin. Many people struggle with low self-esteem, but it doesn’t matter who we are; it matters who God is. Don’t try to be superhuman, but don’t think of yourself as subhuman. Be simply human and know that God’s grace is good enough.