Devotional: How to Overcome Ineptness

“Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the LORD and not for men,” Colossians 3:23

32680lv4qch0a9nDo you ever feel like you can’t do anything right? Or, nothing you do is good enough? I do, too. It’s harder when it comes from the person who is supposed to love you the most. I’m not talking about God, but a parent, your spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, or even a boss. It’s not easy to overcome the filling of ineptness, but it can be done.

The thing I do when I feel like I’m not good enough is to change my perspective. Remind yourself that you’re not here for your boss. It’s not your job to make your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend happy. You are only human and so are your parents.

Instead of focusing on them, put it on God. You are here for Him. It is your job to make Him happy. He is not human. He is perfect.

Proverbs 31:10-31 is a story about a wife: a capable wife. To be honest, this story frustrates me in so many ways because she seems too perfect to be real. I’m sure there are many studies on this story to teach us how to be like her. Though I think it is achievable, I believe there are many circumstances that need to come into play.

But, I’ve come to realize something about this story. It is a reminder that to become a capable person we need to do one thing. We need to keep our focus on him. We can see that the capable wife did this by the following verse.

“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD will be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30 HCSB)

Here is the great thing about living your life to please God:

  1. He will not put too much on your shoulders. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
  2. He will help you. (Romans 8:28)
  3. His goals for you are perfect. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Lord, I struggle to keep my focus on You sometimes. Especially when I struggle to do the best I can but keep coming up short. Help me to remember that everything I do should be for You so that I will do it for You.

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