When You Feel You’re Not Good Enough. “I’m not _______ enough.” You can fill in that blank with smart, talented, gifted, spiritual, outgoing, attractive, or any number of positive attributes. But the root source of each one of those blanks is rooted in “I’m not good enough.” Period. It’s one of the enemy’s favorite deceptions to hold God’s children hostage to a life that is “less than.” “I’m not good enough” is an insidious lie that keeps God’s best at bay for many of His children.
The enemy tries to get us to focus on our flaws rather than on our faith. When we focus on our faults, we take our focus off God, who equips us; the Holy Spirit, who empowers us; and Jesus, who envelops us.
The Bible does say no one is good enough to earn his or he way into heaven. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Salvation is a gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” However, many have taken the truth that they are not good enough to earn their way to heaven and transferred it to “I’m not good enough-period.” But through the finished work of Jesus Christ, and His power working in you and through you, you are good enough to do everything God has called you to do and be.
Giving in to the life of “I’m not good enough” will paralyze you. It’s the coward’s way out. Courage and confidence follow obedience. Step out in obedience, and do what God has called you to do, and the power of the Holy Spirit overpowers the lies of the enemy. What lie of the enemy do you need to replace with God’s truth today?
Your confidence and faith will grow when you trade self-defeating thoughts for God’s truth. Today is the day to embrace your incredible worth! (S Jaynes)