So how do we conquer the feeling of not being good enough? Ps Sophia continues with the following points:
1. God doesn’t see our sin. He doesn’t say we don’t sin, he says he doesn’t see it. How awesome is that?! God has placed us in Jesus so if we’re saying we’re not quite good enough, we’re saying that Jesus isn’t good enough? Wow! Powerful stuff!
2. God sees us perfect and fully justified. He completely forgives us for all our wrong-doing. Can we really believe this and still feel not good enough?
3. The important factor here, is that God’s declaration of our justification has nothing to do with you; your attainments and achievements. It has everything to do with him because Jesus has paid the price instead of you. There’s nothing more for you to prove. Phew! this fills me with such a peace!
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Cor 5:21
All of his righteousness, all his cleanness and all of his holiness. WOW! This is what we’ve become. We’re not just covered by his righteousness, we’ve become his righteousness! This is crazy!
4. The Bible says our righteousness is like filthy rags compared to God’s, so no matter how hard you try, you will never be good enough, you’ll always fall short.
Trying to achieve self-worth to feel good about ourselves is sin and is exactly what Adam and Eve did when they wanted to take control and independence from God.
Takeaway: This week, whenever you feel a failure or begin to feel unworthy, whenever you compare yourself to others or feel not good enough, remember, it’s not about what you can do, it’s only ever about what he has done.