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When We Feel Inferior

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January 19, 2022 12:00 am

When We Feel Inferior

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January 19, 2022 12:00 am

Do you have trouble accepting God's love due to feelings of inferiority?

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Welcome to the intention that The child family for Wednesday, January 19 that you as a person of great wealth to hear how Christ is the source of our strength when we feel.

One of the greatest barriers in our life to achievements to relationships, good relationships or the real genuine contentment in life is what we feel about ourselves and those feelings could either be very helpful.

They can be absolute devastated. So when a person has feelings such as feelings of inferiority that going to affect everything about your life they going to affect your new job in your home with your children with your friends.

Things that you'd like to accomplish places that you like there is going to affect every single area of your life.

Feelings of inferiority are absolutely devastating and what I want to do in this message is talk about just that the title of this message is the source of our strength when we have feelings of inferiority. Notice I didn't say when we are in.

But when we have feelings of inferiority at the loss of verses of Scripture.

But I want you to turn. First of all to Ephesians chapter 21 verse of Scripture in this passage, and that's verse 10 he says for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. There is emotional baggage that people carry in their life don't even realize they carry it, and all of their life is a detriment. It is a handicap. It is an obstacle to what God wants them to become what God wants to achieve and accomplish and that person's life someone is look at the source of this and begin by simply saying this that one of the sources of error feelings of inferiority, which means feeling less than a feeling that we don't measure up that some of those things come first of all, from our early childhood and let me say this run up front.

No child was ever born with feelings of in therapy. Children learn to feel inferior and most children learn to feel inferior from their parents or someone in those early ages of their life that is one way to create feelings of inferiority. A second way is comparisons and so if you have brothers and sisters and your family more than likely some of you may have felt.

Now I know my mom and dad love me. He's the favorite. She's the favorite and oftentimes parents will say will not you know if you would like your brother devastated. It says you less than you don't measure up. Poor quality and some parents tried to live their lives through their children.

That's why they push them and push them and push them in. Oftentimes the mother was the dress them up and make him look like a queen all the time because she never felt like one and not feeling like one nasty church on the pusher daughter alone sometimes and only let kids grow up, they just push them from about six to adulthood and they wonder why the kids get so frustrated and messed up in life because mom shoved the to bar father pushed into for listen more. When I was done I was out of the feeling he was always there made this kid could care less about sports, but Bob is pushing and shoving and so what happens is either by verbal criticism. All Bob by verbal comparison.

A child learns very early in life to feel inferior.

But that's not the only way that happens, for example, sometimes it's physical things is a person has some kind of physical deformity that is very evident everybody and so they listen this date feel inferior. You not going to hear me say they are inferior they feel inferior because they can't pass the ball hit a ball but it might be, they can participate in sports. All they can do other things other people can do all they have some kind of physical deformity that maybe not may not be all that good looking and so they feel inferior, and so these feelings of Entergy are devastating.

Oftentimes, and so it hinders our relationships with each other in our accomplishments and achievements in light because if you feel that you less than that. You're a poor quality that you don't measure up. No matter what you do in life is going to affect those relationships. Your work in every single area that is a wonderful answer to all these things and strike in this tent for someone to go back if you will listen.

First, notice what he says.

He says for we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that you not should walk in them know what you look at it ceases. We are his. What workmanship whose workmanship. God's workmanship, which God prepared when beforehand that we should walk and now some say three things primarily here that I think if you listen to and applaud your heart. It'll make a difference in a can start make a difference for you walk out of this place. What is the answer to this. The first step to healing with feelings of in the art as a believer taken that you already are saved because of step number one but having put that behind us. What is the first step. The first step is to get God's viewpoint of me to get God's viewpoint. He wants his people and his is the point God says you are his workmanship and that word means masterpiece you say give me that I'm not a masterpiece you're not are you are you saying that God made a mistake when he made you know he did use a lot of outlook is good compared to whom you see, God made all of us unique, different, in the wonderful thing is this the wonderful thing is that he made us all different so he to make a long line of folks like you, then you may have some basic abrasive, but since he made you uniquely different is nobody you can compare yourself with because God intended. About to be like you. You his workmanship. That is, he created you need several look what about these people have deformities in all kinds of problems. Listen. He says he created us for his purpose and his purpose in one person's life may be a short life and a difficult life from somebody else to be totally different. He made us for his purpose. Therefore can compare myself to anybody else.

He says you are his workmanship, God created you uniquely you for his purpose and if you let the world's bombardment of all of this commercialism drive out of your heart and mind God's viewpoint of you going to be trapped and you live your life trapped by the world's vein into erroneous balls, counterfeit philosophy, they don't have any answers.

That's how they got a have more and more bigger and bigger and the comparisons. All of these things.

It's all a matter of human decisions. He says we are his workmanship. That means you are somebody and that word also means part of its connotation means persons of notable excellence has nothing to with beauty, riches of where you live. It has to do with who you are. It is who you are in your relationship to God. He says you are his workmanship, you have to compare seven about because he made you uniquely use of restaurant and understand God's viewpoint about myself on his creative. His purpose. The second thing I need to understand is I need to understand God's love for me when I understand God's love for me, something happens.

The feelings of inherent how much does he love you. Well, you might say will I know that he loves me and I'm absolutely sure that in so there's no question my mind about that mentally, but if you ask me if I feel loved by God that may be a different question. So let's talk about this for moment, God loves you enough to send his only begotten son Jesus to die on the cross and have your sins that you heard that so many times it runs in one ear and out the other, probably. But think about it for a moment. God didn't have to and he had you in mind when he sent Jesus Christ in this world. The death your sins much he loves you enough that he sent Jesus, who died on the cross and paid your sin that so that you can be free listen so you can be made righteous. And then he said the Holy Spirit and will you so you could become the person God wants you to be.

He made you competent.

He put you in the body of Christ and salvation and made you belong. He sent the Holy Spirit to live within you to make you competent to do anything he wants you to do and in the death of his son. He declared your value.

I love you so valuable to me. I'm willing to give my son now how much he loves us most of us don't know. So I want to turn to John 14.

Much like in these verses from John 14. I want to look at these verses now because you read him probably it's never dawned you what one of these verses says in the passage here in John 14. In verse 21 he says he who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me and he who loves me shall be loved by my father and I will love him and I will disclose myself to these as my father still loves the father loves Jesus and loves look in verse 23 Jesus answered and said to him. If anyone loves me, he will keep my word and my father will love him and we will come to him and make our abode with him. That is will will live on the inside of look in chapter 15 chapter 15 but if you will, in verse nine just as just like the father has loved me, have also loved you, and abide, therefore abide in my love.

He says listen you now the father loves me.

Jesus said as well.

Love you. How do you suppose the father love the sun absolutely perfectly listed.

The father love Jesus, absolutely, with all the infinite love that God can love what is he saying, just like the father has loved me. I have loved you, so he says live in Reston abide and dwell in my love. The Bible says that you now the sons and daughters of God and what he says. He says just like the father's love me.

That's why love you. He says so. Reston, my love, think about this. Would the Lord Jesus Christ who loved you and me enough to give his life was when he allow you and me to be made in the area. Absolutely not. God doesn't make in theory anything.

Nothing. Verse 10 says if you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, you rest in my love you dwelling my love, just is not My father's commandments and abide in his love.

Now I want you to go to 17. Check 17 chapters. Jesus prayer. Listen to what he prays verse 23 John 17 in them, and thou in me.

This is his prey to the problem now, and thou in me, that they may be perfected in unity that the world may know that thou didst send me.

And that you love them even as you did love me, you know what that says that God the father loves us just like he love the sun the master? Was Jesus in any way inferior you think God would make you and me inferior. No, you cannot find one single solitary verse in the living revelation of God to declare that anybody has been created inferior because this verse 24 father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me the with me where I am, in order that they may behold my glory which you have given me. For you did love me before the foundation of the world will watch this look at this.

First of all, Jesus said I love you, just like the father loves you. Then he said the father loves you just like he loves me and the father started love me for foundational work. When did he start loving you and me both foundational or would a holy, righteous heavenly father who loves you and me enough to come and live on the inside of the who loves us as much as he loves his only begotten son create you and me inferior and the answer is absolutely not one last thing first wanted to get God's viewpoint of myself. It is a greater thing in. Secondly I need to understand get his viewpoint how much he loves me is like… And thirdly I need to understand God's expectations of me if I understand his viewpoint of may not understand his love for me and can grasp that understand his expectations of me markings of invariably know what his expectations. First of all, he doesn't expect me to be perfect. He doesn't expect any of us to be sinless. You know what his expectations are not nearly what we think they are God doesn't have some standard of his thing. I'm just waiting to get this and he didn't say my adults. If you sin against God. He said Ma what my little children, you know what that says to me I can look at a child know what God expects of me little child has to learn to walk stumbles and falls down here even when you're teenage you felt sometime you hurt yourself and cut yourself.

We still making mistakes.

We get to be adults. We still falter and fall gun motion on leg will be sinless. He's not even expecting us to be sinless. You know what he knows of you know my going to the right thing every single time we not even going to do things right every single time you know he doesn't expect us to because you see, by the grace of God. He provided the loving you and me through anything all things, and everything no matter what you know why he knows that you not live in these physical bodies. They have five senses with temp table and will be tried and tested bill falter and will Paul will make mistakes. You know what happens every time we fall.

Make a mistake a sin against him. We get up and we get up cleansing the blood of Jesus and keep moving. If you waiting till you can please God.

I'm here to tell you you'll die in the condition herein. You not going to be able to please him the way your feelings of inferiority would cause you to want to believe that somehow got the measure fungal one of these days I'm going to get there. When is that what you got to get there.

You see will not understand what his expectations are.

I can relax and what is expectations to things that only has two expectations of and if you can grasp his viewpoint of you and grasp the fact of how much he loves you, and grasp the fact of what his two simple expectations are. You can leave those feelings in Entergy right now. What are the two things he expects me the trusting and the following is what about loving well about trusting. I will loving it.

I'm following him because a loving that's the wonderful wonderful part is that third part of the triangle was expect. He just expects me to trusting in the following, you know what he is expecting a measure of anybody else expectations distrust in following feelings of in the Arathi and would you be sure you get is if you listening statement feelings of inferiority are the result of a decision you and make we accept them as true all we choose to know that they're alive is a decision you make in his hand for this is, no matter who you are. Your past, your present you have the privilege right now to say father I want to thank you today that you made me the way I am. You know, making mistakes, you know, making the jump, you'll make anything inferior. You made me this way. I want to thank you for loving me enough to give me the skills and talents of the builders I have in life. I want to thank you father for loving me as much as you love the sun. Thank you for giving Jesus Christ. We can live on the inside of me the Holy Spirit to enable me to achieve and accomplish, and to do anything you want me to do.

I just want to thank you that you made me the way I am.

I want to thank you that I'm not inferior to anybody that I'm your son, your daughter and on the best you can make me to be an artist want to thank you because what I want to do is I just want to trust you and follow you and rest and a wonderful love that I know is directed toward me. You love me father so I don't have to be inferior feel inferior to anybody about anything. I'm just a wonderful meal that you made in your working omen. Father, I know that we got a long ways to go but you said you were going to give up on me and I'm not giving up on you inside a small gang_leave all my feelings of in the yard to write and I accept who I am in Christ accept that I'm uniquely made accept that I'm fully love and I accept that I am going to make mistakes but I'm perfectly love even thank you for listening to when we feel inferior if you'd like to know more about child family, intense ministries, intense data hygiene.

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