“Then I said, ‘Alas, Lord God!  Behold, I do not know how to speak, because I am a youth.’  But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ because everywhere I send you, you shall go, and all that I command you, you shall speak.  Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you,’ declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 1:6-8)

At one time or another most of us have experienced similar feelings of inferiority.  A new and unique opportunity is set before us and our first response is “I can’t do it,” “I’m afraid,” or “I’m inadequate.”  The tragedy of an inferiority complex is we can waste so much time waiting for either our circumstances or feelings about ourselves to change that we end up doing nothing.

When Jesus died on the cross, he was highlighting your significance not your inadequacy.  We are to take up our cross and follow him, not annihilate ourselves on the altar of self-doubt.

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