HOW ARE YOU HANDLING INFERIORITY?
II Corinthians 3:5 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”
Inferiority is a common symptom among fatherless guys and girls and often it caries into their manhood and womanhood. A simple definition of inferiority would be: “a condition or state of being or having a sense of being inferior or inadequate especially with respect to one’s apparent equals or to the world at large.” Basically meaning that you feel like you aren’t equal with your classmates, peers, friends, etc. and that you are somehow or in some way not as good as they are.
THIS THOUGHT PROCESS MUST STOP!
I personally struggled with this for many years. I always felt that most individuals around me, especially my peers were better than me in some way. I never understood why, but they just seemed like they had it more together than I did, or they had it easier in life than I did. This was a lie to myself. In many cases I was often doing just as good, if not better than they were in their life.
Being fatherless we have an imbalance in our family, with this imbalance is a lack of confidence that comes from the influence and example of a father in our lives. Fathers teach, guide, listen, encourage, provide, and much more, and when our father is absent we miss out on all of these things. Though this can be hard, and we may tend to feel inferior we can get through this. Our Scripture today shows us that our sufficiency is not of ourselves, through our own lives or circumstances, but through God. No matter how we may look at ourselves, God looks at us as His blessed creation. We are all equal, and we are just as good as our neighbors.
Do not rate your life status on what you personally think about yourself, but what God thinks about you. Are you serving Him today? Do you know him as your personal Savior? If not you can find out how by clicking on the following link: Go to Heaven!. Be confident and find your confidence in God today and from this day forward!
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