Another Word on Inferiority

You may not think it at the time, but having an inferiority is one of the most defiant and stubborn positions you can take.

The most tragic thing about the inferiority position is that it is based on false information. What doesn’t help is when people bring in the term humility to suggest that this is what inferiority is about. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The position of humility before God is not one where the Father expects you to keep your head looking down and beating yourself up saying how unworthy you are. First God made you. Second in Christ as joint heirs with the Son of God Himself that’s hardly a position to be considering ourselves inferior. Not it’s not time to be bragging in people’s faces, but likewise it is something worth celebrating about the goodness of our glorious Saviour that means we are inferior to no one.

Now these are truths that are worth drinking in and acknowledging because it stops us from thinking of ourselves far less than God thinks of us. Just as it’s a sin – we’re literally missing the point – if we’re thinking of ourselves too highly, so it is a sin to think too lowly.

Not only that but such thoughts may render us paralysed or ineffective in the work of the Lord.

Hey you, yes you my friend. Pick your head up. Look up to where Jesus is pointing to a seat next to Him that He’s inviting you to sit in. That ain’t no inferior position at all, it’s the best position to serve others from, even as Jesus served others knowing that His time of victory had come.

For His Name’s Sake


C. L. J. Dryden


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