Freedom from Inferiority and Competition (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 97)
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Inferiority and competition (the unhealthy) kind causes us to miss God’s best for our lives. Others may seem as though they are more talented or have more skills than we do. In reality, that is not the case. God created us to be His masterpiece, fully equipped to do the good things He has set for us to do.
Instead of being comfortable with who we are and using the gifts and talents we have for good, we allow ourselves to feel inferior. This feeling of inferiority hinders progress and suppresses our confidence. Confidence, by the way, that God wants us to have. While we’re watching everyone else do their thing, we often feel as though we have to catch up. This feeling can drive us into unhealthy habits and unprofitable attitudes.
The longer we allow these negative habits and attitudes to continue, the longer it takes for us to embrace ourselves just the way we are and walk in the purpose God has designed for us. So instead of feeling like you have to keep up with everyone else, embrace the freedom that comes with realizing that you are not in competition with anybody in the world. Focus on being the best person that you can be. God is happy when we take on that attitude
When you focus on who you are in Christ, you’ll be excited to do good works, the works God purposed you to do before you were even born. When you embrace who you truly are as a child of God, you will be able to rise above feelings of inferiority and attitudes of unhealthy competition, and be in a position to receive the abundance of blessings God has in store for you.
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”