They haunt me.
The words "You are not good enough".
Truth is, I'm not. Never will be.
That's why He came.
I have to keep those blistering thoughts in check. The ones that kill.
They barge on in, taking up residence in our minds. They echo in our ears.
Lies. Lies. Lies.
"You are not smart enough"
"You are not strong enough"
"You are not thin enough"
"You are not fast enough"
"You are not pretty enough"
"You are not tough enough"
"You are not gracious enough"
"You are not talented enough"
They eat you up. Destroy your worth. Intrude on your value.
These words that cut and wound us. Who's speaks them?
Answer... We do!
I've had my share of struggles with this opposing conflict within.
I have won some, and I'm still fighting some. I will not give in.
My gloves are on.
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:4,5)
Is there an unanswered question in your life?
"Am I worth loving?"
"Am I important?"
"Am I capable?"
Is it similar to the one that haunts me... "Am I good enough?"
He came because I wasn't enough. None of us are.
It's because of what Jesus gives, that I have what I have.
It's because of what Jesus does, that I can do what I do.
It's because of who Jesus is, that I am who I am.
I'm nothing apart from Him and in Him I have everything.
It's time to say, "Enough is Enough". To walk in truth.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)