Thursday, September 25, 2008
I need to deepen my writing skills. I must write better books. I need to help my publisher increase my sales. For them, for me, for my career. I need to figure out how to be a better team player with my publisher than I am now. So far I've been doing all these things to the best of my ability. But I gotta do better.
I feel totally inadequate to do any of these things.
And--that's a very good place to be.
Over the last few years God has taught me so many things. One of them is to embrace my inadequacy for any given task--and to trust Him to help me through it. Without God's direction, feeling inadequate is just plain miserable. It can lead to all kinds of fear. But if we get to the place where we can rest in our inadequacy, trusting Him to guide us and work through us, the inadequacy doesn't feel so bad. In fact it shines for what it is--a new opportunity for God to lead us, deepen our faith, take us to new heights.
Okay, so I'm inadequate. What's new? God isn't. That's what counts.