Am I Good Enough?
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”
Best Fran! Where have you been?
For one, we have some catching up to do. And two, you’ve been on my heart.
As we are closing out September, and I’d be lying if I say these nine months has been easy breezy—because it hasn’t! It has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride with lots of growth spurts, lessons, tests, unexpected changes, and even questions about your worth and identity.
“Am I good enough“ — seems to be a recurring topic for us all, don’t you think?
Trust me, we have all experienced times of “unworthiness.” Times where we were rejected by others, which allowed us to harbor this belief - I will never be good enough.
Let’s think about this for a moment…
The times you were overlooked for a job promotion. They told you it wasn’t personal, however, you knew, it was “political;”
The times you scrolled through social media, only to feel that you haven’t accomplished enough or felt unattractive compared to those you secretly follow;
The times you felt unqualified because you did not have a certain degree or certification;
The times you felt inadequate as a parent, a spouse, or a partner;
The times you did not pursue your passion, apply for your dream school, took that test, or took a leap of faith because you feared your abilities could never achieve great success; or
The times when he or she told you, “I need space to figure things out.” Only to find out later, that they were seeing someone else on the side.
We can all agree that disappointments and feelings of unworthiness can have you questioning, “What’s wrong with me?” and “Am I not good enough?”
As you enter into No. 10 (October), let me be your second confirmation (as God being your first)…”BEST FRAN, YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!” Better yet, He is more than enough, therefore, you are more than enough! Periodt!
Do you know…
You are the apple of God’s eye! (Deuteronomy 32:10, Psalm 17:8)
You were created in His image - which makes you fearfully and wonderfully made! (Psalm 139:14)
You can do ALL things through Christ, who gives you strength! (Philippians 4:13)
God thinks so highly of you! (Jeremiah 29:11)
I can go on and on about the wonderful things our Creator says about you, but do you believe it yourself?
Today, I encourage you to break free from:
Allowing people’s opinions to confuse your identity. Stop filtering and conforming yourself to an unauthentic image;
Allowing fear to be the stone barrier of not pursuing your purpose, your gifts, and your dreams;
Allowing “I’m not good enough” to be the driving anthem in your life. By that I mean, don’t allow this false saying be the driver of your life choices.
“Proving your worth” to be a motive behind everything you do. I do not want you to spend your whole life stressed out and anxious trying to create false outcomes and keep people that were never destined for you in the first place;
That man or woman who doesn’t value you. Sometimes you can be so dope and rare, that a person won’t know how to handle it, and will mess it up before they “figure it out.” Be strong enough to let go of them and wise enough to wait for what you deserve. God’s will and the “purpose-driven person” He has for you is greater. Plus, you’re not missing out on anything! As my father would say, “it’s your gain and their loss."
In closing, I chose the scripture above for this very reason, to speak life back into your broken heart. I know it hasn’t been easy and circumstances have made you to believe that there is no worth in you. But take heart in this one thing love! Philippians 4:8-9 encourages us to, “fill your minds and meditate on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.”
Every day, fill your mind with God’s word, God’s promises, and God’s peace. Anything outside of that has no place in your life.
In all, you are more than enough. Just the way you are. He affirms that every day to you! Periodt!
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