An inferiority complex consists of feelings of not measuring up to standards, a doubt or uncertainty about oneself, and a lack of healthy self-esteem. Today’s opening Scripture tells us of the Apostle Paul’s confession of faith. The apostle asserts, I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. An inferiority complex is always as a result of inability, or insufficiency, or ineffectiveness, or unworthiness. Well, here, Paul asserts that Christ is his sufficiency. He says, I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. Can you do all things through Christ that strengthens you? The moment you realize that Christ is your ability and sufficiency and worthiness, you cease from your struggles of trying to attain unto the world’s standard of life and trying to be who the world wants you to be. You draw your strength from Christ. You are sufficient and worthy because Christ is your sufficiency!
The secret of the Christian life is not in yourself, but in Christ that dwells within you. We are more than mere Christian workers; we are Christ containers! We are possessors and carriers of the divine life. Christ dwells in us and that’s the genius of Christianity. Sixty-seven times in the New Testament, we are told that we are in Christ, which means that we are in union with Christ. When you are aware that Christ lives in you, and that there is nothing inferior about Him and that He is your life, you will never feel inferior or unworthy. Inferiority complex fizzles out in the joyful awareness that Christ indwells you by His Spirit. Knowing your rights and privileges in Christ and walking in light of them cures you of every tint of inferiority complex. Knowing that Christ is your sufficiency dispels inferiority complex. Inferiority is fed or starved by your confession. What you say is what you get. You overcome inferiority complex by meditating on your union or oneness with Christ and confessing it out loud. You say, “I overcome inferiority complex through Christ, His Word and His sufficiency. By divine birth, I am linked up with Jesus Christ; there is nothing inferior about Him; therefore, there is nothing inferior about me. I am what God says I am; I have what God says I have; and I can do what God says I can do”
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION)
In the Name of Jesus Christ, I declare that I am in union with Christ. His ability is my ability; His sufficiency is my sufficiency. Because Christ is worthy and I am in union with Him, I am worthy also. Hallelujah!!! Amen.
Colossians 3:1-4; Joel 3:10