Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God. [It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not [ministers] of the letter (of legally written code) but of the Spirit; for the code [of the Law] kills, but the [Holy] Spirit makes alive.” 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 AMP
We always want to rely on our ability in serving God. Because we were trained like this by our nature and the world before we got born again. And this is where many get frustrated. God is not dependent on us for Him to fulfil His plans for our life. He is counting on Himself and what He can make us to be out of our flaws. That’s why He asks us to submit to Him so that He can do His work effectively in our lives.
And that is why our main text says: “Our sufficiency is not of ourselves but of God.”
Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant].” James 4:10 AMP
It’s not about our own plans. It’s about God’s plan and purpose for our lives. And without submission we will never understand what God Almighty has installed for us. Because submission brings exaltation and causes us to fulfil God’s purpose for our lives.
God’s ability (His Grace) works best in our lives as we submit to Him.
Let’s pray together:
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Word. I surrender my ability to You and choose to allow Your Grace to effectively work in my life in Jesus Christ mighty Name, Amen.