Many people have a sense of inadequacy at any new challenge. Do you?
When Moses was asked to lead the children of Israel out of bondage, he said “I am not eloquent; I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue”. Exodus 4:10
Gideon said “…wherewith shall I save Israel? Behold my family is poor in Manasseh and I am the least in my father’s house” Judges 6:15.
What great tasks have you been asked to take up and you feel incapable – School prefect, Debate, Quiz competition, New courses/subjects, Teens’ Church H.O.D, Class captain etc?
Examples also abound of people who faced challenges and felt up to the task.
When twelve Israeli spies were sent to spy out the promise land, they saw giants there. The giants were real and quite frightening. Ten of the spies were intimidated by these people but Caleb and Joshua (though they saw the giants) refused to look at their size and declared that the giants were like grasshoppers. Numbers 13:26-33
Since the history of Presidency in America began in 1789 with George Washington, no black had ever emerged as President of the great nation, until Barack Obama; no one as young. He refused to be limited by colour, age or whatever!
If Josiah could be king over Judah when he was 8yrs old (2kings 22:1), then there is nothing you can’t do! Believe it.
There are two major issues we need to address; Attitude and the God factor.
It’s a common saying that “your attitude determines your altitude.” I have come to believe it. Obama made Americans believe they could do it and they did. If you believe in yourself and your God-given abilities, there will be no limit to the exploits you can do.
The second is the God-factor in ALL things. Behind the scene, a lot of people prayed for and with Barack Obama. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13
God created you for a purpose and He is the one that will strengthen you to fulfill that purpose.
If you notice it, many people who felt inadequate assessed themselves on what they thought they could do by themselves – the “I” factor. But once you realize that of yourself you can do NOTHING, then you are able to depend on God, then He enables you. If there is anything you think you can handle by yourself, then that vision is not big, if it is bigger than you, then it is God.
Always remember, there is NOTHING you can’t achieve with a RIGHT ATTITUDE and GOD backing you up.
All the best, see you at the top.
Written by Sinmisola Adigun