Ever feel like…?

  • You can’t get out of a rut you created for yourself.
  • Someone always pops up to steal your joy.
  • Gas and the price of milk will continue to go up.
  • You will always have farther to drive than you want to .
  • Your health is something you wish you’d taken better care of.
  • You can’t seem to finish things because you are afraid of it being sub-par.
  • People always brag how great you are, but somehow you never seem enough.
  • You want to be real, but sometimes real is just a little too much, even for you.
  • You beat yourself up over a failed marriage or failed parenting.
  • There’s often someone who gets the prize who seems less qualified than you.
  • You focus so much on helping others and don’t stop for yourself sometimes.
  • Things you once dreamed about just didn’t work.
  • You regret immature financial decisions that you pay for today.
  • You wish you’d spent more time with your kids when they were young enough.
  • You never seem quite what people are looking for.
  • Satan tells you you’re just never enough.

These are some of the most common lies that we are fed by Satan. And he’s very good at it. Now some of them are things we should work on… in some things we really need to say no more often to the good things so that we can say yes to some greater things, and in some cases we do need to find more time to keep our head and heart in balanced. And in ALL cases we should daily be reminded that Christ is our hope. You don’t have to feel like you’re not enough because God designed us for a purpose and plan.

2 Cor. 12:9 says, 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

It’s ok if we’ve messed up. It’s ok if we’re dealing with junk. It’s ok if I don’t have it all together. Because Christ is strong in my weakness, and that I can depend on. Don’t give up. Think positive. And most importantly put your hope in God’s word and what it promises.

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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4 responses to “Ever feel like…?

  1. you know

    true words. I myself sometimes feel so far from God in these matters.

  2. yw

    Great statements. Glad to see you back!

  3. Okay……….so you were reading my mind when you wrote this? What introspection! Thanks Rebek! Been a rough month or so.

  4. Rebekah,

    Wow. Great post! We must have been walking through the same junk this last week. I just wrote this article on Grace: http://www.transparentchristianmagazine.com/2008/11/19/grace-doesnt-walk-away-we-do/

    Looking forward to reading more!

    Jason Elkins
    Transparent Christian Magazine.Com

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