Not good enough.

posted on: Monday, March 26, 2012

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It’s hard feeling like you’re not good enough. I’ve been feeling that a bit lately.

God has blessed me with certain passions and dreams that I just cannot get rid of. I try to focus on something else because my dreams are big. My dreams are scary. It’ll take a lot of time and hard work to achieve them. Isn’t everything worth having worth working hard for?

He’s growing me through it, that’s for sure. But oh, those lies that can pop into our heads. The ones that disguise themselves as truth, but they are surely lies. The ones that tell us we’re not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, tall enough, short enough, small enough, big enough, talented enough. The lies that compare us to the people around us who seem happier and more successful.

We have to fight those lies. We can’t beat ourselves up about it. God always chose the underdogs for the biggest victories.

Lately, I’ve been feeling like quite the underdog. But, God used them and He’s going to use me. I must simply be open to however that may happen. I’m so grateful for those passions He’s given me and the desire to work hard to achieve my dreams and to follow my passion.

He’s writing this story. I’ve seen His hand in so many chapters of my life and goodness, what I thought was best at the time wasn’t even close to what He had planned for me. It was always SO much better.

I must simply work hard, keep praying, and trust that He’s taking care of this chapter better than I ever could. I can’t wait to see what happens.





Linking up with my sweet friend, Heather, today!


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  • Meaghan

    I’ve been fighting the same feeling for 3 months..I finally broke down and went to the Lifeway store (it really has become my new hangout)and I picked up a devotional by Laura Story based off her song Blessings. It’s such an eye opener and is forcing me to confront and proceed no matter how afraid I am..which is a considerable amount. I know it will get better because He will provide, but it’s fully giving the trust that’s scarier than the challenges. But, I have a great family and church system…and I even have Mike’ family too..oh wait..hmm ;)<3

  • I hear ya! It is so easy to feel like we are inadequate but the truth is God is MORE than ENOUGH! The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is IN US and we are more than conquerors because of that! You already have the victory! The dream you’re dreaming, has already come true in Him. He sees the beginning and the end and is FAITHFUL to complete the good work He’s started in you. Just keep seeking Him first, and ALL THESE THINGS will be added as well. xoxoxo. Love ya girl!

  • I think we all have moments where we feel like we are behind or not good enough- I know I do! Just keep on your path and you’ll do great! :)

  • Just stumbled upon your blog through The Wiegand’s link up and so glad I did – you have a precious heart and I loved reading this post. I feel this way often too – such a good reminder to seek Him first.

    God bless!

    XO

    Erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

  • It’s so good of you to share this Katy! I think a lot of people, especially us women in particular, are very prone to comparison. It’s almost a daily battle for me. This makes me think of a devotional I read {and blogged about} awhile back.

    “Stop judging and evaluating yourself, for this is not your role. Above all, stop comparing yourself with other people. This produces feelings of pride or inferiority; sometimes, a mixture of both. I lead each of My children along a path that is uniquely tailor-made for him or her. Comparing is not only wrong, it is meaningless.”

    Thats’s from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. When I read that, it hit me straight in the heart. It’s definitely hard to not compare yourself to others, but I think we just have to take it day by day.

    Here’s the link to my post where I blogged about that devotional if you want to read it.

    http://www.simplydove.com/2012/03/comparison.html

  • Meaghan! I love hearing this. Not about your struggles, but that you’re turning to God for relief from it. That feeling is not from God at all! Definitely keep turning to Him and He’ll guide you. That support system is vital. Praying for you, Meaghan! E-mail/msg me if you need anything!!

  • Ahh thank you, Heather! I so needed this truth spoken to me. I will be coming back to this comment often. It just made my heart feel light. You’re so right. Praying God uses the challenges and the dream to strengthen and mold me into being more like Christ. Thank you for your encouragement. God is using you in amazing ways!!

  • Thanks, Brittany! You’re great! P.S. I miss your sweet girl already!

  • Thank you so much, Erin! So glad you found me. :) Yes, seek Him first and He’ll lift the world off of our shoulders. :)

  • Sarah! Thank you for sharing that quote. Jesus Calling is my FAVORITE devotional!! I will definitely read your post on comparison! I remember that day in the devo too, I was in the thick of comparison and God just sent that at the right time. Such a blessing, as are you! Thank you for this!

  • Christina

    I’m so with you on this! solidarity on not letting satan play any mindgames!