Why do you feel inferior?


I’m okay with not being good at golf. I enjoy playing golf, but sometimes I feel inferior as a person when I’m playing with good golfers.

I’m okay with not being good at dancing. I enjoy to dance, but sometimes I feel inferior as a person when I’m dancing alongside some fabulous dancers.

I’m okay with not being good at public speaking. I enjoy to speak from up front, but sometimes I feel inferior as a person when I’m around an excellent communicator.

Why do we always judge ourselves against the gifts and talents we don’t have?

If you’re a fish, don’t worry about climbing trees.

Jesus understood his mission and turned away from people who thought he should be doing something else. We can do the same.

Know your mission, know your gifts, stop feeling inferior, and be a fish. (And don’t make the birds feel inferior for not being able to swim.)

What are you okay with NOT being good at?

What are you good at, what brings you the greatest joy?


    • Ryan Tate says

      Yeah, it does go back to identity. We can believe what the world says about us, or what they say we need to be, but it only matters what Chirst has to say about us and who he wants us to be. Amen. Thanks for the comment.

  1. says

    I’m going with not being a sports buff…which in society is a big kill for a man ego! lol…

    i’m really good at songwriting..

    not being concieted…that’s what they tell me…

    i get uncomfortable when I talk about my songs being good…cause most of the time..i don’t think they are…

    but i’ve been pused to record them and i’ve heard other churches in my city singing some of them…so…i guess i’m good…so they tell me…

  2. says

    I’m ok feeling inferior when it comes to sports of just about any kind. I’m not coordinated when it comes to anything athletic. It used to bother me a lot, especially working with college students (especially guys) who are athletic. But I’m not here to help them get better in sports, I’m here to help them grow closer to God. That understanding helped me a lot.

    • Ryan Tate says

      That can be intimidating, for sure, but it sounds like you have the best perspective-a gospel one. As always, thanks for sharing Jason.

  3. says

    Wow. This is a refreshing outlook.

    Many moons ago I gave up on being a domestic goddess. It’s just NOT me. But, I have found that even though I may be considered “inferior” in that department, I still have to put my best foot forward to care for my family.

    I’m good at being a friend. Listening to others and sharing in their stories-that brings me insane amounts of joy. I’m incredibly energized and inspired when I hear of how God is working in the lives of others. That’s why I love blogging so much, too. It’s like a bunch of friends sitting in a cirlce sharing what God is teaching them.

    • Ryan Tate says

      I too love having a front row seat to what God is doing. I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts lately on “christian” music. Thanks!

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