Paul wasn’t afraid to admit that he was inadequate. Now that is something. In fact, he was scared to death. Deep down, we all are scared. God’s goal for us is not for us to be afraid and scared. He wants us to confident in Him and His power.
So where did being scared lead Paul? Straight to God. God is able. Nothing is impossible with Him. The Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead was in Paul and is in me. Faith is a response to God’s power.
God is great. His power has no end. He can do anything. He wants to show us what can be done if we believe in Him and not in ourselves.
I was unsure of how to go about this, and felt totally inadequate—I was scared to death, if you want the truth of it—and so nothing I said could have impressed you or anyone else. But the Message came through anyway. God’s Spirit and God’s power did it, which made it clear that your life of faith is a response to God’s power, not to some fancy mental or emotional footwork by me or anyone else. 1 Corinthians 2:3-5