“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” — Ephesians 2:8-10, NIV
Many people in today's world often battle with a common question: am I good enough? Even Christians are prone to wonder if they will ever be enough for themselves, the ones they love or perhaps even God.
No matter our past, what other people say about us or our own insecurities, we can find hope in the fact that God created us and loves us more than we can comprehend with a complete and perfect love. When we are not good enough for the world or ourselves, we are treasured by Christ and are more than enough for him.
Christ Is Enough
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” — 2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV
As human beings, without Christ there is no way for us to be good enough to get into heaven and have a relationship with God. Even if we try our very best to live in accordance with God’s will, we still fall short and miss the mark. However, through Christ we have been given a new identity as his.
2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness.” We do not have to be “good enough” because Christ and his grace are sufficient for us. We can find pride in this; we do not have to stand on our own accomplishments but rather can rely on Christ’s power.
Knowing Your Worth in Christ
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” — 1 John 3:1, NIV
Christ gave up his life on the cross so we could be in a personal relationship with God. He sees our worth and even goes so far as to call us His children. This is a powerful reminder whenever we feel like we are not good enough. God sees us as worthy and was willing to give the life of His own son for us.
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