Ever feel not good enough?

What the enemy wants you to believe...

What the enemy wants you to believe…

Maybe it’s for your kids, spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, mother, father, God, friend, pet, brother, sister, teacher, or anyone else that simply means a ton to you.  It’s usually those closest to us that we feel inadequate to.

  • Maybe it’s not being a good spouse
  • Not being a “good enough” mother or father
  • Serving God how you know you should
  • Walking away from that addiction you suffer from

I feel like that all the time – not good enough.  I often pray to God asking Him to mold me & use me to do things I am not capable of doing.

(a bit of warning….be careful praying this! )

Probably in part because I want to do something “great”, but also just because I don’t think I can accomplish much on my own strength.  Both are likely correct depending on how you look at it…

Many people think that because we are moving to Honduras that we are great/good/religious people.  Our response to that is we are just everyday people listening to an AMAZING God whose plans dwarf ours.  We spent the last 5 years basically asking God, “what on earth do you want us to do?”

We even whined and complained at bible study because we never had clarity.  I remember the frustration…

So for a long time we followed “my plan”.  The problem was I limited God.  I wanted Him to work through me, but on my turf – how I “wanted” things.

In fact, even as we approached possibly going to Honduras we felt like we would go, but maybe in a few years.  Then God put our 3 sweet girls in front of us.  Knowing full well a month earlier Brittany and I agreed with absolute certainty that we would take care of Nahomy if given a chance.

God called us out on our claim – big time!

Are we “good enough” to do what He is calling us to do?  No way.  None of us are.  BUT GOD IS!

When we hit a slump in the day and start wondering whether or not we are “good enough” to do what we are being called into, we step back and remember this.

Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

The point is I want to encourage you to put your Faith in God, not yourself.  Let Him work through you.  No matter how big or small the task is.  Give Him charge.

This is something we are constantly working on.  Less of us and More of Him.  I wish it were easier for me, but it’s not.  I’ll keep working on it though.

D.L. Moody once said that “If you partner with God, Make your plans big!”

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  2 comments for “Ever feel not good enough?

  1. Felicia
    March 3, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I love you lil brother! What a great reminder in the post! Love you all!!!

  2. Grandpa and Grandma Scudder
    March 4, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Grandma and I are proud of you and your family and your (and our) extended family. Our hearts are filled with joy because of your commitment to the Lord as wanting to do His will. At the same time, the human side of us is reluctant to see you go to a far away place. At our age we have struggled with the fact that God may see fit to take us home with Him before we could see you again. But then there is also this realization, and that is we will ALL be going home to be with Him some day, What a day that will be. So, go with God in the direction He is leading and be assured that we will pray for all of you on a daily basis. Let us know your concerns as they arise so that we can pray with you,
    GO IN PEACE,
    Love you, Grandpa and Grandma Scudder

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