Day 14: Dare to Believe You Were Not Created to Be Enough in Yourself
You may have family, you may have friends, you may be in a relationship that leaves you feeling like you are not enough. If they cannot accept you flaws and all, then you are not enough for them. And let me tell you, you will never be enough for them.
But there is One who we are enough for. He sent His one and only Son to die a horrible, painful death for you. He loves you, He cares for you, more than anyone on this Earth could do. He knows your deepest, darkest secrets; the sins you think are hidden, well they’re not hidden from Him. He knows your thoughts before you think them, your words before they’re spoken, yet He is waiting patiently for you with open arms. He welcomes you home every time, again and again, knowing full well that you’ll mess up time and time again. See to Him, you are enough, just as you are flaws and all. And nothing we ever do could change that fact.
“Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent* in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant-not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
(2 Corinthians 3:4-6)
“Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.”
(2 Corinthians 3:12)
“Now the LORD is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the LORD’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the LORD, who is the Spirit.”
(2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
“Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your LORD.”
“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”
*competent: having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified