By Ryan McCreery, Associate Pastor of Ministry Development Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the Missio Nexus Mission Leaders Conference in Florida. Two mission leaders from Fellowship joined me. Admittedly, we did not know what to expect, but attended with two simple objectives. We wanted to ensure we […]Read More
By Steven Knight, Family Life Pastor One of the most effective ways that a parent can disciple their kids is to take advantage of time that they already have together in their everyday lives – at home, in the car, etc. These environments can be a great place for engaging your […]Read More
Security and Strength Come From Finding
Our Adequacy in Christ
“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 doesn’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.