When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Inadequacy, I am doing it.

"Do not allow yourselves to be made to feel inadequate or frustrated because you cannot do everything others seem to be accomplishing. Only you and your Father in Heaven know your needs, strengths, and desires. Around this knowledge your personal course must be charted and your choices made."
~Marvin. J. Ashton

This simple quote, really struck home to me today.  In our busy world, I find it so easy to feel inadequate.  There are so many things that need my attention.  There are so many good things worth doing.  Somehow, I don't have the time or the energy to keep up.  In my life, I have discovered that my choices are not so much between good and bad, rather they are between good and good.  Like Mary and Martha, I am constantly struggling to choose the good part, the best part, the part that my Heavenly Father would have me choose.  

Thank goodness that facts and the truth can be vastly different realities. While the facts of life may be saying you're too short, too heavy, too far in debt, your house is too small and your kids don't even love you, the truth is our adequacy, worth and value is never, ever, never determined by anything external.

I challenge you to tear down the lies that say you aren't good enough, smart enough or gifted enough to do what your Heavenly Father is asking you to do. He knows who you are, and what you are capable of.  No matter what the world appears to be saying of you or no matter what your situation appears to be, remember that you are a child of God and He loves you.  
Satan would have us believe many lies, but especially 
The lie: Because of our weaknesses and failings, God is continually disappointed in, frustrated with, and even angry with us.  There is no way that such a perfect person could love someone us imperfect and sinful as I am.
But the TRUTH is more simple than that: 
God loves each and every one of us and rejoices in us because we are His children.  If we will only turn to Him, He will guide us, and lead us home.


  1. ...so true! Thanks for the great reminder! I think we all get discouraged from time to time, and we just need to remember that we're all in this together, and just keep moving forward!
    Corine :D

  2. For some reason it's so easy feel like God is disapproving and harsh. Yet my mind knows what the Bible says about His tender lovingkindness toward His children. This post was an encouragement! Thanks.

  3. thanks PattyAnn--you always provide a way to see things more clearly on this journey.

  4. Beautiful post and I love this painting! Found you on MMB.

  5. I'm here to catch up. :) I just posted something about Satan's lies to us also. I LOOOOVE this picture of Jesus and the boy.