Too

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This is the lie that probably affects me the most.

Lie #3:  I’m too _____________.

You can fill this in with

  • old
  • young
  • nervous
  • inexperienced
  • busy
  • uneducated
  • shy
  • damaged
  • unworthy
  • untalented
  • sinful
  • set in my ways

 There are probably a million other words that you can put in that blank, but they all mean the same thing — that you feel limited in some way.  This lie hurts me because it makes me feel inadequate and I hate to feel inadequate.

Because He was full of grace and truth, from Him we all received one gift after another.  John 1:16 (NCV)

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The good news is I serve a big, mighty God who more than makes up for my inadequacies.  John spoke of the gifts God gives out of His abundance in the above Scripture.

Every good action and every perfect gift is from God. These good gifts come down from the Creator of the sun, moon, and stars, who does not change like their shifting shadows.  James 1:17 (NCV)

Ever been caught during that time when the brightness of the day suddenly changes to shadowy twilight?  It can be a little unsettling.  We live by a wooded area in the house that is my childhood home.  As a little girl, there were times when the shadows came a little earlier during the wintertime and I would be caught by the woods. My heart would beat fast and I would sing “Jesus Loves Me” as loud as I could as I ran back to the safety of my home with the warm glow of the lights in the windows.  God is like that warm glow — He never changes even though our world may be topsy-turvy around us.

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My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.  Philippians 4:19 (NCV)

And so what if I’m inadequate?  We all are.  The greatest reassurance we have is that God will bridge that gap between what we have and what we need.

So whatever your “too” is, rest assured  it’s nothing our God cannot handle.

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2 thoughts on “Too

  1. Sandy, what a good thought. I struggle with fear in certains ways, sometimes it can be overpowering. God has taught me so much in dealing with this, and turning it over to Him. Like Paul, I have seen His strength abound even in the midst of my great weakness. Thanks for sharing your spiritual journey with me.

    I also wanted to say, Wow!! What a great appearance you have to your blog. You do a really good job making your blog visual. I like that. I’m a very visual guy. Good job.

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