There’s no worse feeling than pouring your heart and soul into something and not feeling appreciated or good enough.
I have been plagued by this feeling many times in the past and will consistently feel this way in the future.
Here’s the cool thing. With God, you’re always good enough. I am always going to be good enough. Sure, there are improvements that can be made, tweaks to help make us better people- but God accepts us as we are. He understands that life is full of some of the most heart-breaking yet breathtakingly beautiful moments.
I am constantly being held back by the things I know I could have done better, or being nagged by overwhelming doubt. This doesn’t help me. It doesn’t change me. It doesn’t motivate me.
Life is not meant to be lived engulfed in this emotion. We are good enough. I am good enough. Even though I make mistakes every second, God saw me in that instant on the cross and knew that I was worth it.
My sophomore year of high school was one of the most painful years of my life, yet I learned lessons that have drastically changed the being that I am today. On a particularly difficult day- full of despair, embarrassment, humility, fear, shame, hope, and desperation, a friend said to me these words: You are worth every drop of blood that Jesus shed for you.
Those simple words help me to remember that I am worthwhile. The world may tear me down, but I have a Father who lifts me up and brushes me off, saying “Be still, my child. You are more than enough for me.”
I’m more than enough.