Feeling out of your depth is normal

2 Corinthians 3:5

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God

Life’s demands are high.

But it’s OK to feel that you you don’t have enough of what the situation demands right now in your life: not enough money to meet your obligations, not enough affection to make you feel wanted, not enough wisdom to make sense of the complications of what you face….

The reason it is OK to feel that way is because life is programmed to give you that feeling. The truth is that the feeling of insufficiency is accurate. As natural human beings we do not have what it takes to meet the challenges and demands of life.

But we don’t live solely in the natural realm. We are eternal beings with an ability to operate beyond what we see and how we feel. We can connect with God whose name is El-Shaddai – He is more than enough for everything we come up against.

Although it is normal to feel overwhelmed and out of our depth, the discussion should not stop there. If we conclude that our insufficieny is the last word in any situation, that is the same as denying God’s ability. In His Word He told us emphatically that with Him we can do all things. (Philippians 4:13)

Because of that we don’t draw back, we move forward.

Because of that we don’t talk about what we can’t achieve or what is beyond our reach, we put God is remembrance of His Word and we change our vocabulary.

Instead of talking about our insufficiency, now we dare to declare, “I can meet all the challenges because Christ is in me! I am no longer insufficient for life.”

I encourage you to speak the language that brings God in today: the language of reliance on Him; the language of trust and the language of expectation. Go beyond what you feel and what you see and declare your ability to break through every impossible barrier and schieve every impossible goal. He is with you and He will bring it to pass.


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1 Comment on Feeling out of your depth is normal

  1. Mrs Perpetua Gundu // September 20, 2012 at 6:52 am // Reply

    Amen pastor i needed that word of encouragement

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