The next writing prompt from “God is My Happy Place” is the following verse.
Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
2 Corinthians 3:5 NIV
I’m not good at things, by myself. As the verse states, my competence comes from God. If I’m doing things right, it is because of Him. I can never be good enough by myself. I can do nothing without Him. If I have any talents, they are from Him. He gave them to me.
In the past I have worried about doing things right or being competent. I would have panic attacks & fear severe consequences for not knowing things or doing something wrong. About 6 months to a year into my relationship with God, I asked Him to take away the anxiety attacks & He did.
I still have anxiety from time to time, but it is nothing like it used to be. I don’t have to have a lot of accolades, but I do like to know I’m on the right track & doing things correctly.
However, I know I’m not perfect. God is. As long as I rely on Him for my competence, then all will be fine. It is actually comforting to know I don’t have to do it alone. Jesus is right there with me. He is my friend who never leaves me.