2nd Corinthians 3:5
“Not that we are sufficient ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God”
Sufficiency is an amount of something that is enough or the quality that is being good enough (It has two arms, which is the amount of or the quality of something).
Who do we depend on? In our business, work, family, studies or even in ministry?
A. What amount of something can be enough? This is a question that can be applied to everything in life. What amount of praises or work? What amount of love? When is showing love enough? What amount of money?
For human desires are like the scripture that talk about things that never get satisfied (Proverb 30:15-16).
B. The quality of being good enough. How much of ability, grace, commendation, or how much can we give that is good enough? No amount of praises can be accepted of men, but only a commendation from the Lord. (1 Corinthians 3:1).
The money you are holding onto and don’t want to give as tithe, offering etc., when is it going to be enough? I want you to know that your sufficiency is from God, your breathing, being alive, being able to work, all this is of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:5 BBE).
Matthew 6:25-34 is a scripture we must all read, study and meditate on daily because it will help us to remember what God is saying and promising us daily.
Everything done or that is being done is not of any man, but (our sufficiency is in God) nor is what we have or want to do. When a need arises, I know that God will always supply. When the need to raise money for our business, pay school fees and other bills, we must put our hope in God. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to sponsor your education or no talent to accomplish “the answer is in God”, have faith in God and also in yourself!
“Your sufficiency is of God”, stop depending on any man, your uncle, or some other person to help you! It is a natural thing to look on man, for there are many people involved in depending on man, and not believing in what God can do through them, so you are not alone in this struggle.
Jeremiah was there in (Jeremiah 1:1-10), he said to God “I cannot speak for I am a child“, Moses in (Exodus 4 vs 20) said to God “I cannot speak”, but I want you to come out of that life of not believing what God can make out of you.
God is not looking for a self-made man; but a God Made Man, Moses still doubted God when he said, “Send another”, Gideon (Judges 6), Saul said,“my family is the least” in Israel”
This shows that insufficiency is an act of looking at our ability and not God.
Anything that God asks you to do; don’t look back, doubt or see impossibility.
When we recognize that our sufficiency is from God, everything He asks us to do becomes possible, but when we look at our ability, those things becomes too big for us.
God furnishes us with all the ability to achieve all that He asks us to do “Our God is El-Shaddai,” and our sufficiency is of the Lord Our God.