Transformational Truths

Why Were You Born Inadequate and What Can Be Done About It?

Do you lack anything? Was there anything you were missing at your birth? Why did this happen to you? What can be done about it?

There was a man in John 9 that was born blind. When the disciples asked Jesus why this man was born blind, Jesus said it was not because of who he was nor was it because of his parents. The response from Jesus was “so the works of God might be displayed.” The inner desire of God would be brought to light because of this man’s inadequacy and the inner desire of God performed in the man to give him sight.

Jesus used the lesson as an example for His disciples. The inner desire of God is to restore all inadequacy and brokenness. If the man had not been born blind, the visible representation of God would not be able to have been seen. Jesus further instructed the disciples that they must labor to accomplish the inner desire of God while there is still time to get it done. In other words, before the door closes on eternity, let the inner desire of God be able to be seen. Not too long from now, the door will be shut, the light gone out, and no one can accomplish the inner desire of God.

In Matthew 5:16, Jesus told His hearers that what they did mattered. They were to shine the visible self-existence of God (His full adequacy) so that it would give that self-existence of God to anyone who could see it. Then, the inner desire of God to make whole what was broken, would be visible, and God would be esteemed and given the great esteem He deserves.

We must understand this restoration is a spiritual restoration knowing our adequacy doesn’t come from our person, but from God. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 declares we are not adequate of ourselves, but our adequacy comes from God. Verse 6 describes where the fullness of life comes from. It comes from the Spirit. The influence of God on us.

Consider all the ways you are inadequate, all the ways you do not measure up, and all the ways you’re not enough. Then, ask God to use them to work His inner desire for you. Ask Him to restore you of all the inadequacies, heal you, and make you whole. Look for the Spirit of life He writes on your inner person which shows all the ways He is working in you. Then, rejoice as you are displaying before a watching world, the self-existent life of God within you that is healing, restoring, and making you whole.

Scriptures for Meditation: Matthew 5:15-16; John 9:1-12; 2 Corinthians 3:1-6

Written By: Anne Gurley

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