Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God (2 Corinthians 3:5)
Ever feel like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole? Boy I do, often. Sometimes, it gets so frustrating trying to fit in we just want to give up. It’s not that our hearts are not in it, we want to make a difference, we want our lives to account for something. But the world comes at us hard and soon we begin to question if even our best efforts are good enough.
I was deep into this mindset recently – but then I came to 2 Corinthians 3:5 and the light came on. I was right! I am not sufficient, but most of the time I work as if I am. I want to be Wonder Woman, to be strong, indestructible, fast, durable, accomplished. Oh, and one more thing, I want to be beautiful.
Who we are, the abilities we have, the good of the life we live – these are gifts from God. He has equipped us to do the work He gives us to do. If we want to enjoy the full benefits of God’s gifts, we have to learn to agree with Him, to accept that its His work, not ours and we have to learn to depend on His sufficiency. We have fit our lives into who God wants us to be rather than striving in our own ideas of who we think we should be. Remember – you are not who the world says you are, nor even who you say you are – you are who your Father says you are. And He thinks you are pretty wonderful.