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Are We Good Enough?

Today we’re not talking about trying out for a sports team, or whether you’re good enough to do this or that with whatever league or society is prevalent in your community.

Chances are, you are good enough. So chin up and go after that goal.

We’re not talking about those types of things (if you can believe, you can achieve!).

We’re talking about something different.

Something unpopular.

Nonetheless, I feel compelled to address being “good enough,” because everywhere I turn I see images reinforcing this mentality, and it’s leading people astray.

The truth is, my dears, we are not good enough.

I know what you’re thinking.

Especially if you’re a millennial (trust me, I get it), “But...but...we’re special.”

Indeed we are.

In fact, if you ever want to know just how crazy special we are, read Psalms 139.

That’s another post for another day, though.

Although we are certainly special, we are not good enough.

As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous—not even one.” (Rom. 3:10, NLT)

Plain and simple.

Here’s where I step on toes, but in respect (and since you’ve come this far), please bear with me.

You see, we will never be good enough to stand before a holy God and plead our case.

He is holy, we are not.

Verses

We don’t save ourselves. God saves us.

What good was Jesus’ death if we can achieve our own level of self awareness and “god” status that’s prevalent in our culture today?

It was necessary because, despite the messages we see everywhere, we can’t become our own gods.

Verses

We get to God through his son.

Verses

Even our best, our very best , is filthy rags before an almighty God.

Verses

It’s nearly impossible to understand this concept, though, because we are swimming in messages that tell us “we are enough.”

Talk about a smart deception.

And so perpetuates the ongoing difficulty to reach people for Jesus in a society suffocating in self-centric messages.

I realize this may sound narrow minded to some, but I believe the Bible is the inherent word of God. It’s God’s love letter and instruction manual, and the words within confirm this truth.

All I choose to share is that which is within, and since that’s what’s inside, that’s what gets shared.

If I’m wrong, and there are all sorts of people who believed differently I end up bumping into in Heaven, well then, I’m wrong. Let’s party it up in Heaven together.

However, all I have to go by is the Bible, and it does not read this way.

I realize I am among the minority of people these days, yet can’t help but feel all the more importance to lovingly shout the truth in my heart from the rooftops.

If we disagree, we disagree.I’ve had this blog for nine years. I would hope we can discuss our differences and still be friends by now, right?

Right.

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So that’s my heart today. Actually, truth me told, there’s a lot more I want to share but I think that’s enough today!

I’m pretty excited about this weekend. Layla is with my parents for the weekend which means tons of cuddles, giggles, and fun is only two.doors.down.

Somebody stop me.

Actually don’t. It’s happening.

More fun to come!

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brittny I'm B-Love. Lover of God, my husband Will, my doggies, OU football, weight training, plyometrics healthy eating (mostly!), peanut butter, and all things health related. Buckle up and get ready for my constant embarrassing moments, health and fitness tips,and my effort to rely on Christ while living life in the real world. Follow me on Feedly! Sign up for monthly emails at blove@theblovelife.com!


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