Do you ever think to yourself, “I’m just not good enough!”
At parenting. At marriage. At relationships. Even your relationship with God.
Sometimes the tendency to put so much emphasis on not feeling good enough becomes so prevalent in your hearts and minds that you begin to believe it and fear takes root.
Fear can keep you from accomplishing great things in your life. It can hold you captive if you allow it. We cannot give in to fear. It only hinders our potential and growth process, and the plans that God has for our lives.
Allowing fear to dominate our thinking process can keep you from
If you are not careful and if you allow these unwanted feelings to become stagnant in your thoughts and minds they can and will mostly certainly hinder the child of God from fulfilling the purposes God has destined for them.
While at the same time unknowingly preventing the child of God from using the gifts that God has so graciously bestowed upon each of His children, which was intended to be used for His Glory.
Taking authority and praying over your thinking is key to not allowing such thoughts to take root.
You must expel the unwanted weeds that try to grow unapologetically in your minds.
But sometimes you will fail. And fail miserably.
We all do and will at times.
Thankfully, God understands.
I for one am so grateful that He does.
He knows the desires of our hearts.
He knows if and when your intentions are genuinely pure or filled with ulterior motives.
Then there are times when you look around and allow the comparison game to take hold.
Weighing up the similarities or collation of others lives, achievements and accomplishments.
While allowing the dissimilarities to inflame and fester which will bitterly poison your hearts and souls.
Sometimes our fragile, but also resilient souls can become sick with such jealousy and envy.
You began to ask yourselves unwarranted questions like:
Why does everyone else seem to have a picture perfect life, everyone except for myself?
Why does everyone else seem to accomplish so many more goals in life than I ever could?
Why can’t I be as smart or as intelligent as she is or as he is.
And so on and so on …
You can begin to falsely wonder when and if you will ever emerge from the cocoon you feel enclosed in.
Desperately wanting to grow and evolve into that which God had intended of you when He knit you together in my Mother’s womb.
Pause for a moment!
You must realize that none of this is true.
These are all the deceitful lies of the enemy.
Lies that are intended to make the child of God feel alone, forgotten, and unworthy.
You have to move past the illusion that you are not …
Good enough, Talented enough, Smart enough, Accomplished enough
And the list goes on …
Just remember what God says in His Word …
He came to this dark world and became flesh.
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.” - John 1:14 KJV
On that fateful day on a hill called Calvary He hung on a cross to prove His love.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” - Romans 5:8 KJV
“He reached out His hand for me whispering my beloved I have redeemed thee.“
The Depth of God’s Love for You is Immeasurable.
Ephesians 3:18-19 KJV says: “May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height — to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
Now, Pause for just a moment!
Re-read that scripture and be reminded of His Love.
The great depth of His Love.
In stillness, you’ll hear.
Jesus softly whispers.
You are Enough. You are Worthy. You are Loved. You are Cherished. You are Valued. You are Forgiven.. You are Redeemed.
When you know who you are in Christ Jesus you realize how essential that knowledge is to fulfilling your divine calling and purpose.
The more you understand who you are in Christ Jesus and who you were created to be, the more power you will have over the deceitful lies that try to keep you from fulfilling your divine purpose.
Whenever you start to feel unworthy you can be gratefully reminded of these beautiful truths.
The truth that you were created with great value.
The truth that you were created with a higher divine purpose and calling.
The truth that your worth comes from the heart of God himself and not from man.
The truth that you can be rest assured that wherever this journey called life may lead you God will never leave or forsake you.
The truth that God has faithfully promised that with Him you will never walk alone.
The truth that God is right beside you every step of the way.
The truth that God cares for you.
The truth that you can trust Him.
The truth that you were meant for so much more than the lies that keep telling you that you are not enough.
The real truth is…
In God’s Eyes You Are More Than Enough!
It’s up to you to either continue believing the lies or to trust and believe on God and His promises, Word, and truth.
It’s your choice.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,
which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” - Ephesians 2:10
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. – Psalm 139:14
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage;
do not be afraid, nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9
The other day there was a young lady that posted a prayer request in my Christian Women’s Group. She was struggling to move past something she had done in her past before she was saved. She was feeling very emotional and depressed about it, and was seeking advice on how to move past those feelings of condemnation.
Yes, Sometimes we allow the devil to bring up things from our past. Things that we did before we were saved.
If this sounds familiar to you… I want to remind you as I reminded this precious sister in Christ-that once you accepted Christ as your savior, all your past sins were washed out to the sea. Forgotten and never to be remembered again. You are a new creation in Christ. So, when you become a Christian – you are a new creation and you have a new identity.
2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
Your worth no longer lies in what you do, how you look, or what other people say you are. Your worth lies in Jesus Christ, what He has done, and who you are in HIM!
Those thoughts invading your mind are from the enemy and the pit of hell! Don’t allow the devil to torment you over those things that Jesus has already forgiven you for.
Jesus has cleansed and redeemed you. Declare and take authority over those condemning thoughts in Jesus’ name.
Jesus bled and died for you on the cross of Calvary so that you may have eternal life with Him in heaven. He is the one to turn to when life seems unbearable. He cares. He loves you. He proved His love by dying on the cross for you. Yes, YOU!!
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” - John 15:13 KJV
If you are struggling to forgive yourself for something that you did in your past, I want to assure you that Jesus no longer sees that sin. You are clean!
If you ask forgiveness, He is faithful to forgive.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” - 1 John 1:9 KJV
If you still cannot move past whatever it is that haunts you, then I urge you to seek the Lord. Seek Him with all your heart. With your arms stretched out wide say to Him, “Jesus, help me to forgive myself as You have forgiven me!”, “Help me to realize the price that you paid to redeem me on Calvary’s cross.”, “Help me to understand the greatness and significance of your sacrificial love.”
He will answer. He will give you the strength to overcome and bring victory over your thoughts, mind, heart, and life. He will comfort you and give you the peace you so desperately desire.
The enemy (Satan) is a slithery snake and ‘A LIAR’ and ‘The Father of Lies’, who comes to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus has come that we might have life and have it more abundantly. Amen!
John 10:10 tells us, “The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
John 8:44 also tells us, “You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” No one is immune to Satan’s devices. But we can claim victory over them in Jesus’ name. One of the ways he attempts to weaken the believers faith is by filling our minds with unwarranted thoughts and untruths.
When the enemy attempts to invade my mind with his deception and lies, I often take authority over them by telling the devil to, “Get Thee Behind Me Satan!’’ And I am not ashamed to say it FIRM, LOUD & PROUD! You can too. Take authority in the name of Jesus and the enemy will flee. Amen!
If this message is relevant to you in some way, I pray that you will find that overwhelming peace that surpasses all understanding. That which can only be found in the Christ Jesus and in Him alone.
I’m here to pray with anyone who may be struggling to overcome condemnation from things in your past. Leave a comment if you desire prayer and I will stand in agreement with you as we pray together.
Remember, Jesus loves You.
Proven by His nail-scarred hands. Go and tell of it across the land. That Jesus is our blessed Savior; Sent down from the heavens above. He hung on a cross to prove His love.
Keep looking to the cross! It was there that your sins were forgiven.