Do you ever feel you’re not “enough,” former procrastinators? Whatever “enough” is in our world, we think in our hearts we just don’t have it. We don’t measure up. We can name a hundred ways we’re inadequate as women, wives, mothers, teachers, employees, bosses.
The world says we’re not enough. The world also says we are enough. The world offers many schemes to assist us in change so we can become enough. Why listen to the world?
Does this even matter? Who cares? Should feeling a need to change frustrate us? It matters because God Himself wants us to grasp some heart-healthy truth about acceptance, qualification, position, and change.
God Almighty fully accepts us because He reconciles us to Himself through Jesus.
“God having forgiven us all our trespasses by cancelling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands … nailing it to the cross.” (Colossians 2:13-15)
God qualifies us to be His own, part of the kingdom of light. Amazing!!
We give “thanks to the Father who has qualified you [us] to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:12-14)
God gives us the position of heirs with Christ. “Heir” is a position bestowed, not earned.
“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7)
God made us intending to change us. He loves us as we are, but in love He won’t leave us as we are. He works in us to make us more like Jesus.
“For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” (Romans 8:26-30, esply v. 29)
It’s as if He says, “Relax. I made you inadequate. Let not your heart be troubled.” Being inadequate is what draws us close to Him and gives us immeasurable delights as He displays His glory through us. What we need, He provides. (2 Peter 1:3-4)
God is truly the only one we need to please. We don’t have to be anybody else’s “enough.”
“This is my beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) We are in Christ. The Father is pleased with Jesus, and thus, with us.
Let the peace of Christ reign in your hearts.
What scripture truth do you need to believe to clean, steady, or guide your heart because it is in Christ?