Am I good enough?
It’s an age old question and I think it’s time to look at it from a different point of view.
In my opinion the am I good enough question comes from a place of being accepted, but to be honest from an acceptance point of view, no one will ever be good enough. There will always be someone who won’t like or accept you for some reason or another. Not because of something you’ve done, it could be preference or just plain old ignorance but whatever the reason it’s not the end all be all to the answer. I mean (we should never give someone the ability to hold so much weight to determine something so great, even those who are supposed to be for us such as a parent or spouse.
Though I know it’s easier said than done we, must begin to see ourselves in a different light. I’m learning that one main key to doing this is how I speak to myself. Many times it’s not the words or thoughts of others who instills in us that we aren’t good enough, it’s the lies we’ve believed from our inner voice. Don’t get me wrong there are times when the inner voice has picked up on things that were spoken to you over and over again by someone else, but we have to learn silence those voices, whether from someone else or our own inner voice as well.
The point of view that I really want to focus on regarding this is that of our heavenly father. If we look at this question from His view, the answer to the question “Am I Good Enough” is emphatically yes. You see the good book says “We are made in the image and likeness of God”(Gen 1:27a), and because He is good enough we are good enough. We just have to start believing in His word more than we believe in the words of people who may have said we aren’t good enough. As my mother used to say when I was little, “they don’t have a heaven or a hell to put you in”. So trust the one who does and if being made in the image and likeness of God isn’t enough to convince you, the fact that He sent his son to die on the cross for you is the end all be all answer to this question. So the next time you begin to question whether you are good enough instead of making it a question “Am I Good Enough?” make it a statement “I Am Good Enough!!. When you say it, say it like you mean it because it’s true. You really are good enough! As always remember you are a Worthy Woman!