2 Corinthians 3:5-6 Not that we are sufficient of our selves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency (having enough, competency, fit, able to reach the goal, able to obtain, ability) is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Very often we may hear someone say, “I don’t have what it takes,” “I’m not competent,” or “I don’t have enough going for me.” This shows a lack of knowledge of God’s grace that enables us. We have what it takes and are competent not by what you have naturally, but spiritually. We will never do much for the Lord looking at ourselves in the natural. His grace is what enables us, equips us, makes us competent, sufficient, and enough.
God never calls us to do something or requires something of us without first giving us the ability to do it. He gives us grace–an enablement, an endowment, an empowerment. His grace is the great equalizer to human inability and inadequacy. It is His great compensating factor for what we lack naturally. We need to factor out everything else and factor in the grace of God. The greatest hazard to your serving God is not knowing grace. Do not lose sight of the grace factor. Grace is God’s enabling power.