We are competent to minister because our sufficiency is from God. Sufficiency comes through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. As a minister of the New Covenant, we mediate the Spirit of the living God. This is the Spirit that writes the will of God on our hearts and enables obedience. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. The Sprit alive in us gives us life and also gives life to those around us. Our responsibility is to behold the Lord and the Holy Spirit continually transforms us into the image of Christ.