Sense of Inferiority.
Many people, whom God dearly loves in spite of their stile of living, good or bad doings, thinking, feeling, talking and so on, are living defeated lives and without believing that they can work even wonders if only they find the truth and come to the threshold of truth which is that they are unique people. Anybody who has come to the Christ, already is highly valuated, seated in the heavenly realms and can do all things through Jesus who loves and strenghtens them.
People around us and circumstances very often crash, break and even eventually are able to destroy us, when we do not know the truth about who we are and who is our defender and guardian. If you are one of those who struggle with the sense of unworthiness than, please, come to know Jesus, who is able to make of you more than you can be. It is only because of our ignorance about Jesus and what He says, we believe in wrong things.
But those who have Jesus, In spite of absolutely marvellous Words of living God in Ephesians 1:4-14 many Christians are defeated by Satan's lies in their walk with God and wrestle with a deep sense of inferiority. Lack of self-worth often is what brings even the most devoted Christians into depression, and also turns Christians away from the living God and make them to shrink back into darkness.
When people after hearing the message about good news accept Christ, but eventually turn to those around them who let them down constantly, hear all negative things instead of loving, encouraging Word of their Father, and look at their problems which is really only temporary, look at their own performances and failures instead to God who provmsed lift up and always help, than their hearts start to sink in mud and souls became weary again (Psalm 22:6; Isaiah 33:8). Then people whom God loves loses light and are thrown into hopelessness. Also any person who comes to God are often attacked by devil in order to keep him/her from the blessings of God, and tell them that they are good for nothing and all they do is wrong.
But, God the Father gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint" (Isaiah 40:31).
But in Him and through Him all things are possible. All things are possible for those who believe.
Not to feel defeated and to stop struggling with the wrong sense of inferiority we all must by faith accept words given to us in Ephesians 1:4-14. Not to look at other people, not to hear those who constantly bring us down, not to look at the past on our own failures, not to accept the lies of devil, not to allow those wrong feelings consume us and so on, we are able only with the Word of living God who promised, that if we keep His Word in our hearts, minds and on our lips, that we will leap of joy and will be brought to the places we even never dreamed about.
We must know that God knows all about us, He knows all our weaknesses (Psalm 139:13; Psalm 119:73; Psalm 33:15; Job 34:21) and He is supremely patient with us, and He loves us as never even nobody are able to love. God understands our hearts and He works in us for He is determined to bring us where we never have been, to show us what we never have seen, and to give us what we never could even imagine.
He has the best plan for our lives to prosper us and give us future. He is patient and loving at all times, even when seems there is only pain, suffering and struggle on every side. When you are in this dry season and feel unworthy, when God seems to be silent, when there is no hope, when people turn away from you or attack, than know that God is preparing you for His blessings. He is making you stronger and wiser to receive those blessings, if you do not give up but follow all His commands - love your God, love your neighbor, forgive and concentrate on Jesus only.
And know that God loves you. Sadly but it is not enough just to know it. We must study God's ways, His thoughts towards us and walk with Him knowing that He will never leave us nor forsake us. God is on your side and for you, if you are in Him and with Him. We must hear that God loves us every day. Tell it to yourself and thank Him for loving you so much. Thank Him, for that is His will for at this moment. Any time when you praise Him, all evil in your life is getting smaler and smaler.
So, wipe away your tears and take your stand, do not believe the thought of inferiority for that is from the deceiver and liar (1 Peter 5:8; John 8:4). Live as the child of God and see how He will deliver you out of any bondage.
Be thankful and wait for Him. He is working all things out for your good no matter how bad is current circumstances or maybe you have some things messed up. It matter really not, when you come to the feets of Jesus and listen Him only. He will lift you up. Throw away all your feelings of unworthiness, for they are not true, and wait for God with patient expectation, and fervent prayer. Trust in Him, revere His name, and the springs of living water will flow from within you.
Have faith in Him for "the faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" (Hebrews 11:1).
Be wise and know that "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12). People often can be led by the devil and they often do not know what they are doing when they hurt you, just because they themselves feel hurt, unworthy and unloved. But in Him and through Him you have the power to defeat any negative thing around you and also the sense of inferiority, and all the other your enemies, and come out of current circumstances pure as a refined gold.
You are worthy in the eyes of your heavenly Father. He loves you and wants the best for you, and I pray may He speak to your heart and let you see all who you are in Christ. Recognize, "that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect" (1 Peter 1:18-19).
You are very precious and unique!!!
"You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy" (1 Peter 2:9-10).
Live as God's holy people and forsake all thoughts which come not from Him nor from you yourself! Submit yourself to God, than resist the devil and he will flee from you.
"Fear the LORD, you His holy people, for those who fear Him lack nothing." Fear Him and believe not in wrong powers, authorities and rulers of the air (Psalm 34:9).
With Christ we have all protection from above (Psalm 127:1-2).
Without Him all our meditations on good, and positive thinking is futile and just an imaginations without any basis. That's why come to Him and He will unburden you. Do not always rely on your heart and feelings. God says that heart is deceitful beyong meassure. Believe in Jesus and His Word which are full with light, healing, protection and blessings.
"For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that He lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfilment - to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of His glory."
See, if Christ dwells in your heart than you are His chosen holy people and are blameless in His eyes no matter what you have done in past, or will do in future. Now matter how you look, how you act and what you do, He loves you and has adopted you as His children through Christ. In Christ you are redeemed and forgiven. In Christ God made one of two (Ephesians 2:14) which means that all God's promises to Israel now are referable to you. Now you are God's people the same way as they are. You are Abraham's descendants through Christ and in Him. You know His good will and are marked with His Holy Spirit. Praise Him constantly!!!
Find the truth and believe not in the deceptive words of the 'god of this world'. You are more worthy as gold and silver. You are precious and unique. You are so worth that God who made the heavens and earth gave up His one and only Son may you have life and have it abundantly.
If you make Him to be the Master and King over your life than
"The LORD will keep you from all harm - He will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore"
Psalm 121:7-8; Deuteronomy 28:6. Amen.