When I played high school basketball, I used to dread trying to guard players who were much quicker than I was. Being quite slow-footed, I often found myself in this position. I remember one time I was isolated on the perimeter against a superior athlete who held the ball as he sized up his opposition. I wondered if he realized that he could blow by me any time he chose to do so. Evidently he didn’t, because, much to my relief, he passed the ball off to a teammate.
It is a good thing to know your limitations. Romans 12:3 says, “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.”
Maybe you shouldn’t be singing solos at church. Perhaps you aren’t cut out for leadership. Teaching may not be your strong point.
The key is to be brutally honest with yourself. If necessary, get the opinion of someone you can trust. God has equipped you to be effective in some area of service. But if you don’t know your weaknesses, you might not be aware of your strengths.
Can you recall a time when you had to make a sober judgment about yourself?