When we feel not good enough…

Not good enough… Inadequately good for someone or a circumstance;

I know for myself, before I became a born again believer, I often struggled with not feeling “good enough” for God. I thought I had to fix myself before I could come to HIM. I thought I needed to have all my ducks in a row in order for me to prove to God that I was worthy of Him. I didn’t realize that I am not worthy of Him at all, nor will I ever be worthy of all He gives. And I’m not. At all. This the amazing part. God loves me in spite of my flaws and mistakes. I am not worthy of His unfailing love. I am a sinner… But I’m a sinner saved by grace. And in Gods eyes, He sees me as perfect, because when He sees me, He sees His son. His son who died on the cross for me!

Here are some things that the Bible says we are, if we have accepted the Lord and believe that Jesus died for us

I am chosen. The red letters of John 15:16 tell us “you did not choose Me, but I chose you” and Ephesians 2:10 tells us that we are His workmanship, created by Him to good works. We are His and we got work to do, friends!

I am loved. Jeremiah 31:3 states I have loved you with an everlasting love and may we not forget John 3:16. His love was displayed in the ultimate act of sacrifice, but didn’t end there. Sometimes we trivialize these verses as we rattle them off from memory. But they speak life. This is the truth we need to hear.

I am not alone. I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 A simple promise. Believe it.

I am forgiven. We mess up and fall short on a daily basis but Romans 8:1 tells us there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. We were never meant to park there, to sulk in our mess. We were meant to give it to Him and be freed from it.

I am enough. Zephaniah 3:17 says The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. He delights in us! And we need to charge on with like Paul “being confident of this very thing, that He who has began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6