I thought it was just me. Until I started talking to other people about it. Then I realized it was an epidemic.
NOBODY feels good enough!
Nobody feels like they killing it in the parent game, being the best spouse/significant other, and best-ever qualified for their job like a boss.
You might be thinking, but what about that one mouthy guy at the office. He is FULL of himself. Actually, he probably feels the least qualified and that’s why he talks about how great he is.
When we don’t feel qualified or good enough for your new position, the new work load, handling…life – we let it rob us of confidence and boldness.
How do I know? Because I feel like this too ALL the time. God recently got on my case about it.
He asked me, “So you think THIS preacher is good enough?” (I was listening to their podcast). “You think that preacher you respect is worthy in their own respect, without me?”
Well God…I Never Thought About It Like That
He answered, “No one is ‘good’ enough for the position on their own. It’s my grace. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE GOOD ENOUGH. You just have to receive my grace by faith and walk in it.”
“You’re letting this feeling steal what I have given you to pour out. Focus on me. Let me do it.”
After He Told Me That, It Made Total Sense
Once we don’t feel good enough condemnation and shame set in and start to self-sabotage our efforts. We shy away instead of approaching boldly. We don’t focus well because we aren’t going to meet the standard. And that very thing causes us not to do our best.
Stinking Enemy Knows How To Work Us!
So know this as you start your week. God created YOU for THIS. He created YOU for NOW. He created YOU for this OPPORTUNITY. He created you to be over and not under. Above and not beneath and He intends to take you places bigger, more abundant and beyond what you can imagine.
So next time you think you’re not good enough – don’t worry. You don’t have to be He is good enough and that’s all that matters!
Hi Nicole. I was at the Good Friday and Easter Service at Sunset Hills and it brought me to tears. (In a good way). I have been coming to Faith Church off and on for about a year or so and I am thankful for the messages that you and David provide each week. But I wanted to tell you this from my heart because I am so lost in life and don’t know how long I can continue. I am 53 years old, no kids, no family except for my older brother in Houston Texas who I only see once or twice every two years. I have been unemployed full time since March of 20104. I have prayed to God/Jesus about what he want’s me to do and I don’t know what that is. I don’t know what to do. I have nothing and no one to show for my life and I feel like ending it. Just being real with my thoughts/feelings. Anyway, I love Faith Church so much. I hope I can hold on a little longer before I crumble. Thanks for reading this….if you get the chance. Bye.
Praying for you!