I know I need to have complete faith and trust in You.

"Such trust we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life." -2 Corinthians 3:4-6

I struggle with trying to be adequate by my own strength. I have good motivates but when I act like I am in control and am adequate in myself, I am not only prideful but I am saying that I don't need God with my actions.

Let us leave behind foolishness and rest in the adequacy found in God. Let us leave behind the idea that anything is ours and anything is from us. Let us remember we are a new creation, an new person who is a servant and a minister of the New Covenant.

As a ministers we should live in the Spirit not the Law. It seems easier to live by the letter/Law, reducing Christianity to a checklist, but this does not bring life. Not only does it bring death, but we can not satisfy God by a list of don'ts. We can only satisfy God by trusting in Him, trusting that we are only found adequate in Christ. In that position we can live by the Spirit, living in action, of what we are able to do, with Christ in us.

If you feel frustrated and tired, rest in your inadequacy and find the adequacy found only in Christ. Only in that place can you become who you are supposed to be a minister of the New Covenant.
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