God’s Best Music comes from Flawed Instruments (Part 2) Inferiority Because of Feelings of Inadequacy
Many Christians have thoughts like these:“I am not able to do that work” or “I am not able to make that change.” Thoughts of these kind comes from feelings of inadequacy. A feeling that you are not capable of doing the task at hand.
Before you give up totally think of Moses. Think of what a great leader he was and how huge his task and responsibility was. He was directly accountable to God. In modern terms his Reporting Officer was the Lord God Almighty Himself. Have you ever thought how awesome it is to give a step by step account directly to God Almighty. Yet that was what Moses was called to do.
But before you say, “That was Moses, and this is poor me,” look at how he responded to God’s call to take up this responsibility. Keep in mind that this man was trained in the palace of Pharaoh for forty years: “Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action” (Acts 7:22 NIV). That in modern terms would mean coming out with distinction from one of the premier universities of the world. But when called by God this man had excuses.
Moses’ first excuse was:“Who am I?” In other words he was saying that he was a nobody to do this big task. Then he said that he had never been eloquent before his call or after:“I am slow of speech and tongue.” But God told him that It was He who created the mouth:“Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” Finally, Moses said:“O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” Then the Bible says that the Lord’s anger burned against Moses. So God gave allowed Moses to have Aaron as his helper (Ref. Exodus 3,4).
The lesson is that God who helped Moses can help you get over all your feelings of inadequacy to do your work or make the needed change.