I have a question for you: How much money is enough?
(Go ahead and say your answer out loud, I’ll wait)
I’m almost certain that your answer is that you could never have too much money, as to say, you will never have enough.
Many of us struggle with another similar question: Am I good enough? Well, let me settle this for you once and for all. The answer to this question is a big fat NO!
I know it feels like I just punched you in the gut, but this is the grim reality. We will never be good enough. No one is perfect and everyone can always improve. Even at our very best, our efforts are like “filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6) in comparison to God’s standard. Being almost right is the same thing as being completely wrong.
I’m not telling you this to insult you, or for you to beat yourself up; but I’m a witness that “the truth makes you free.” (John 8:32) The truth is God never intended for us to be “good enough”. Knowing this doesn’t give us permission to give up trying to be our best, it actually frees us to rest in God’s grace.
The Apostle Paul saw the Lord repeatedly about a problem, that he called a thorn in his flesh. This was God’s response to Paul’s request: “My grace is enough…” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
God’s grace fills in the difference between our efforts and His perfection. You don’t have to spin your wheels and rack your brain trying to be good enough, smart enough, or pretty enough. So settle your heart and release your fears; God has accepted you as you are and He will make all the difference.
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