If you're anything like me, every day is a battle in terms of feeling like you're good enough. In a world that tells us that we're not skinny enough, pretty enough, athletic or smart enough, let us be reminded that we are sons/daughters of the most high King and were perfectly made in the image of God. These bible verses are reason enough to believe that are indeed "good enough".
1. 2 Corinthians 12:9
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2. Psalm 139: 13-14
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well".
3. Galatians 2:20
"I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
4. 2 Corinthians 2:12
"Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding."
5. 1 Corinthians 3:16
"Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?"
6. Joshua 1:9
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
7. Isaiah 43:10
“‘You are my witnesses,’ declares the Lord, ‘and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he’”.
8. 1 John 3:1
"See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God's children—and so, in fact, we are. This is why the world does not know us: it has not known God."
9. Isaiah 43:4
“You are precious and honored in my sight, and . . . I love you”
10. Ephesians 2:10
"God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do."
If we're being honest, life as we know it is a constant battle of not feeling like we are good enough. The world tells us that there are things we should change about ourselves to make ourselves better. The reality is though, we were made by an all-knowing and almighty God that knows every inch of us and created us to be just the way we are. My goal and my challenge for each of you that felt led to read this article, would stop comparing ourselves to others and start loving ourselves for all that God created us to be.