I arrived at that conclusion shortly after awaking this morning. And soon thereafter, I recognized a common thread of attack. Because just a few days ago, I worried whether I was doing enough. Once the Lord cleared my vision on that one, the evil one wasted no time in accusing me again. This time, however, he tempted me to question my identity, the core of my being.
In retrospect, the enemy has been exerting special effort to distract me since I recently started teaching a women’s Bible study. He attempted to plant untruths in my heart and mind to prevent me from concentrating on my God-given work. But the Lord fought for me and freed me, opening my eyes to see the truth. He is so good. And I can’t keep this to myself.
Because right now, you might be feeling like you’re not good enough.
So here’s the truth: We’re not good enough … never were and never will be. But JESUS is. In Christ each of us becomes “a new creature” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NASB). Our “life is hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). It’s not about who we are but who HE is. The Son of God, the perfect Lamb of God, became “sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
This is unbelievably good news! We can’t measure up to God’s standards on our own. Yet JESUS did. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross in my place. In your place. And all we have to do in response is receive Him … to believe in His name (see John 1:12). God be praised. He’s covered every detail so we can be reconciled to Him.
As one who has been saved “by grace … through faith” (Ephesians 2:8), please speak these truths aloud with me:
I am a child of God, “chosen of God, holy and beloved” (Colossians 3:12). I “belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God” (1 Corinthians 3:23).
We don’t have to be good enough for God—we can’t be. Instead, we need to rely on JESUS. By believing in Him—first for our salvation and then for the assurance of our acceptance by God—we can rest. The Lord Jesus Christ is beyond good enough for you and for me. Praise His name.