By Grant Kaul, Senior Pastor
“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)
Do you ever feel inadequate? Challenged beyond your abilities? Overwhelmed by responsibility? Life has a way of putting us face to face with our limitations. How could it not? We are fallen people, living in a fallen world filled with fallen people. But do not fall for the trap that all is futile. It is in brokenness that Christians learn to experience the wholeness of Christ.
We certainly have God-given abilities. The problem is that when we are left to our own abilities we, in effect, seek to function as if God doesnâ€™t exist. The inertia of our old way of life pulls us to live independently of God. Or so we think. However, we are designed by God to live dependently upon Him and delight in Christ. In love, He lets us fail. He must. We struggle. Yet, all is meant to bring us to the feet of Jesus. For security and strength come from finding our adequacy in Christ.
Remember, our inadequacy is not the issue. Christ is. When we recognize our own inadequacy and acknowledge the total adequacy of God and His power alone for the undertaking of any activity, we live by faith. This faith in Christ allows us to overcome our fears, face our challenges, and frees us to experience His power working through us. This is life indeed. Trust Him and be transformed.