Sometimes I struggle with feelings of inadequacy. Feeling like I'm falling SO SHORT of the Glory of God, that the Lord MUST not want to hear from me. That THIS time I've messed up too bad, and am an utter failure. A disappointment to my Father in Heaven.
When you don't feel strong enough, smart enough, or capable of doing what's in front of you for lack of WHATEVER....ASK THIS QUESTION, "WHO IS YOUR DADDY?!?" ...because I promise you HE IS ENOUGH, He is ABLE, and there is truly NOTHING BEYOND HIS POWER, so proceed with THAT confidence. Not with who you are, or what you can do of your own power, but of WHO'S you are...and what He's able and willing to do for those who love Him. What ever the challenge, no matter how daunting, say these words out loud; "MY FATHER NEVER FAILS!"
I have become accustom to living in the Lord's presence, and hearing from Him through out each and every day, however there are times when He goes silent. At first I find it odd, then after a day or so I try to rationalize that maybe He has nothing to say today, but eventually I have to face the fact that there must be something that I'm doing or not doing that is causing an interference; a breakdown in our communication. Scripture tells us that HEARING IS EASY, right?!? Then why are there times when I can't hear Him?
When we go out into the world as ambassadors, after we have surrendered to this renovation, we light up as vibrantly as autumn trees on a hillside. Although people may not understand right away what it is about us that is different, upon investigation they come to realize that we are works of art, and it's not us that they are being drawn to, but the Artist, as His glory shines through.