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Good Enough

From the beginning of time since the fall of Adam there is this need to feel ‘Good Enough.’ People are always trying to measure up to each other’s standard to determine whether they are good enough to be in each other’s company. In the Bible, Jesus was scrutinized by the religious people of his day to determine if He was ‘Good Enough.’

“Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” “Come and see for yourself,” Philip replied. -John 1:46 NLT

Previously, Philip found Nathanael and said, “We have found Him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

Nathanael’s response to Philip leads us to believe that Nathanael could not fathom anything of value coming out of Nazareth.

By the way, the enemy loves to remind you of who you use to be. But you do not have to listen to that anymore.

Where were you raised? Who are your parents? Where do you work? What can you do? What have you accomplished? How much money do you make or have? None of these questions have anything to do with the real you. The real you does not consist of what you see but who you already are, in Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And you are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power. Col 2:9-10

Do you know what you exchanged when you humbled yourself at the cross, and proclaimed your need for Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? You exchanged all that you are, were and will ever be, for all that He is. That is good news! He is the only acceptable One. The only Perfect One, the only One that the Father has declared, this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. The Father made us ‘Righteous,’ ‘Good Enough’ In Christ. He hid us In Christ, so that we never have to measure up to anyone’s expectations ever again! We do not have to perform or be pleasers of men but pleasers of our Father and Lord. AMEN

Another important truth, you do not have to relate to your old self ever again. The old you went into the grave with Christ and died. You received as a gift a new nature, His. Our new nature is Christ. By the way, the enemy loves to remind you of who you use to be. But you do not have to listen to that anymore. We simply interrupt the enemy and say, that is not who I am, and remind yourself of who you truly are.

In the Old Testament, God told Moses to send in spies to scout out the land of Canaan. The men reported, “And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, [which come] of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” Numbers 13:3

Who told them that they were grasshoppers? They did. And in their minds the giants saw them as grasshoppers.

The idea of being good enough comes from the wrong realm. It comes from the realm of the “self” (or flesh). Being complete in Christ comes from the realm of the Spirit, where God Himself dwells. Our minds have to be renewed to see ourselves as He sees us, in His Son. In our own sight we are but grasshoppers, but in God’s sight we are in Christ. Secure.

Bottom line, you will never be good enough in and of your self. And, praise God, you don’t have to be. For Christ is more than enough, good. He is perfect.

Romona Wilson

About the Author

Ramona Wilson is the Executive Assistant to the staff of His Fullness Ministries, Inc. and HFM Counseling Center. Ramona also provides medical insurance billing and coding, as well as website and marketing services for the agency. Email Ramona.