Am I Good Enough?

Let’s be honest with each other.

It’s tough out there. It’s even tougher trying to get right with God and living in today’s world at the same time. Thoughts like these constantly race through our minds;

I’ve done too many sinful things for Him to love me. I didn’t wait for marriage, so who’s to say God would wait for me? I became too addicted to ungodly things. I constantly gossip. I lie to the people I care most about. I'm just not "christian" enough. I'm not the person everyone else believes me to be. My weekend adventures don't glorify His kingdom. I rarely show up on Sunday’s and if I do, I just feel guilty the entire time. I wouldn't choose me. In all reality, I’m just not good enough.

Sweet believer, let me tell you something; You don’t have to be good enough for Jesus.

You don’t have to wait until you start doing better. You don’t have to wait until your addiction disappears. And you don’t have to wait until you have it all under control. He tells us in Revelation to come just as we are. Brokenhearted, wounded, and lost. Come.

My dear brother or sister, He will not only take you as you are, but He wants you as you are. He wants to take your tear soaked pillow. He wants to take your sin stained heart. And He wants to take your unclean conscious. The best part is, when you give it to your Father, He will take all of your burdens and He will let you rest.

Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 28:11.

That’s a promise from the creator of the universe. Doesn’t that sound perfect? When’s the last time you truly rested?

For the past two decades, I thought that I had to achieve a certain point in my walk with God in order to receive His rest, His blessings and His love. I just knew that, somehow, I had to become "good enough" for God.

Let me share with you what I've recently learned: It is impossible to be good enough for God. He is, well, God and you are only human. You cannot do enough good works to get on His good side.

Because you do not have to work your way up some holy ladder, you can begin today. You can begin your walk this very moment. You can strengthen your walk right now. You need only to tell your Heavenly Father. All He asks is that you have the courage to lay down your pride, and come exactly as you are; because that is all He ever asked for you to be.

So, to answer the question: “Am I good enough?” My dear believer, you never had to be.
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