Have you ever felt unqualified for a job or task that you’ve been given? Almost like you’re just straight up not good enough?
Maybe someone has made you feel inadequate, as if you didn’t quite meet their standards. Or maybe someone words or actions made you feel like you weren’t enough for them. Can you relate?
Well, if your answer is a loud, all caps “YES,” turns out, you’re in great company.
I’m going to be completely honest here and let you in on a little secret… I feel completely one hundred percent unqualified to be writing this blog for you.
I’ve never particularly loved writing and whenever I took a writing class, I would end up writing the assignment the day it was due. People like to call that procrastination, which would make me a procrastinator, a label that I will undeniably own up to. (SHOUT OUT to all my procrastinating friends out there, we’re in this together!)
So, when the opportunity to write a blog about Jesus with one of my best friends fell in my lap, (yes, that’s basically how it happened) I was equally thrilled and scared out of my mind.
Thousands of thoughts flooded my mind, some exciting and some frightening. Am I good enough to do that? Will people actually read it? My post would probably only get one view, “Thanks Mom”.
But when God calls you to do something, you obey, you go for it, and you don’t look back. So here I am, writing to you about life and Jesus and how those two things go hand in hand in the most beautiful and exciting ways.
But even as I a typing these words, there is a small voice in my head screaming, “YOU’RE JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH.”
And sometimes, I start to believe it. I start to believe that I am too unqualified for this. I start to believe that nobody will take the time to read this. I start to believe that nobody will care. I start to believe that these words that God has placed on my heart won’t reach anyone. But by believing those lies, I am actually telling myself what I don’t believe; that the God who spoke the entire universe into existence, isn’t good enough to complete this work through me.
I think a lot of us do this. We start to believe the lies and the voices in our head that insist that we aren’t good enough and by doing so, we are saying that God isn’t good enough. Do you get what I’m saying? We start to actually believe that God Himself isn’t good enough. It sounds so silly when you say it, but that’s the harsh reality of what we’re doing.
The thing is, God is far more than “good enough”. In fact, He’s the whole entire reason that people like me and you can be good enough.
When Jesus so selflessly died on the cross and took on all of our sin (past, present, and future) and victoriously rose from the grave three days later, he showed the world that because of Him, we are good enough. He took on the cross so that you and I wouldn’t have to. He defeated death so that we could have a chance of living eternally with Him. He paid the price for sins that we haven’t even committed yet so that we could take on His glorious robe of righteousness. So now, if you are in Christ as a new creation, when God looks down on you, He doesn’t see any uncleanliness, but instead He sees all of Jesus’s righteousness.
So, sweet friend, if you are like me and have that constant nagging voice in the back of your head telling you, “YOU’RE JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH”, then join me in replying boldly saying, “On my own, I am no where near “good enough”, but my God is far more than good enough, so in Him, I am also more than good enough.”
Because He is good enough, so are we. Live boldly in that truth, friend.