People who have an inferiority complex live a form of self-hate. Strange as it may sound it displays arrogance.

God blesses people with gifts. To refuse God’s high calling on you, and your gifts, is a declaration that God is a liar. Further, it shows arrogance (“I know better than God”).

The divine act of forgiveness removes the wrongs of the past and starts a clean slate. Reject divine healing and risk soul sickness.

Of course, inferiority plays a strong hand. Being less than others means you do not have any responsibility to hold people to account, challenge unjust power or correct wrong teaching. Since everyone is “smarter” or “better” than you that leaves you off the hook.

So you think, but never debate to defend your idea. After all, the powers-that-be must be right if you think you are inferior. That means power rules, not love. And you get sicker.

You get infected by sin around you that you do not help to correct. You are, therefore, withholding your love. You do not love others enough to fight for their healing from sin. You do not love and so you feel others don’t love you. The disease of self-fulfilling prophecy wracks your body with spiritual pain because you do not love yourself as Jesus loves you.

In the end power is all-powerful to you. Humans seek power.

But God lives love. Love has more influence and eternal value than any kind of power.

And so, do you call a forgiving God a liar and look down your nose at yourself? Stand up straight from your soul out to your skin! (“Who will accuse those whom God has chosen? God has approved of them” in Romans 8:33 God’s Word).

Is God’s call too scary and so you hide behind inferiority feelings? You can’t hide from God, even if you think you are! (See Jonah).

The solution rests with Jesus, who says, “I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need” (John 10:10b God’s Word). The Great Shepherd causes us to proclaim, “My cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5c God’s Word).

Look up, not down. Live outwardly, not inwardly.

“Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths smooth. Do not consider yourself wise. Fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. {Then} your body will be healed, and your bones will have nourishment” (Proverbs 3:5-8 God’s Word).

Make sure what you think you are matches the divine opinion. As the poster from years ago said, “God don’t make no junk”.