Are You Good Enough?

Are You Good Enough by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Have you felt as if you must be perfect to be accepted by God and others?

Many times, the whispers we hear when our hearts are most vulnerable are the lies of the enemy. He will tell you:

  • God will not love you the way you are. You must do better and work harder.
  • Can you blame them? You make too many mistakes. Nobody will accept you when you’ve made such a mess of your life.
  • Listen! You are just not good enough. (Or, pretty enough. Or, smart enough.)

Do these lies sound familiar?

What makes us in right standing with God? Is it our works? Or, our faith?

We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Romans 3:22 NLT

Have you ever tried to work your way into acceptance thinking that perfect works would save you? It’s not our works, but our faith in Jesus, that saves us.

This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” Romans 1:17 NLT

God always knew that we would never be good enough. Because of His great love for us, He sent His only Son as a sacrifice for our sin. When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Romans 5:6 NLT.

He has clothed us in a robe of righteousness, the righteousness of Jesus.

“I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10 NLT.

Friend, when God looks at you, He sees the righteousness of His own Son. He sees what is holy, clean, pure and good.

Righteousness. It’s made available to you by placing your faith in Jesus. Will you accept His free gift today?

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