"Do you ever feel like you are expected to know stuff about Scripture? You're no expert. You just love Christ."
I've felt this way sooo many times before. In Sunday school I never speak up because I'll say something stupid or my words will come out wrong. I'm afraid to pray in front of others because my prayers aren't long or intelligent. I feel like my relationship with God is growing, but I can't overcome what others will think of me when I speak my thoughts. Will they think my ideas are dumb? will I seem stupid if I don't know something? I feel like I have so much to learn and I am surely no expert when it comes to the Bible. I know the basic facts and I'm constantly growing- but I have a long way to go. I wish I could feel comfortable with other Christians, but I often feel like they know so much and I don't.
2 Corinthians 12:9
My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.
1 Peter 4:10
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
God doesn't expect us to go to Him with big long prayers with large words. He just wants a person who is willing to be used by Him and is sincere in their relationship with Him. He doesn't care if your prayers are eloquent and intelligent- He just wants the words to come from your heart. God doesn't need a person who is knowledgeable about the entire Bible to be used by Him. He can use anyone!! So don't feel inadequate if you don't feel like an expert when it comes to the Bible or knowing God. Nobody will ever fully understand everything- He just wants a obedient heart willing to follow after Him.