Being good enough...
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." -Romans 5:3-5
Even though I am confident in my calling, I am equally concerned about my weaknesses, which sometime lead me to question my faith and wonder if I am doing the right things for God. I know I am called, but am I doing the right things?
There is no other place I want to be than serving my God in my church. Wherever He needs me, that's where I want to be. Nevertheless, sometimes that gnawing feeling comes up and I ask myself, "Are you good enough? But then, who among us is "good enough"? Good enough for what? Good enough for Christ, that's what!
God did not, and does not, promise a life of free of self-doubt, but what I do know is that He is here; His Spirit guides me. Through His grace, I know I am part of a team, my back is covered, and He goes before me. Everything I do, He is there, even in my doubts. I rely on the promises of God to use my every experience for His glory even though I may perceive it as failure.
I will continue to use those perceived failures for perfecting my faith and strengthening me for the work ahead.
Prayer: Father, thank you for choosing me. Forgive my weaknesses. Strengthen me. Help me with my self-confidence and give me the strength to work with perseverance and faith until I am with You in eternity. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
Devotion: Do you ever ask yourself, "Am I good enough?" What does it mean to you to be "good enough for Christ"?