Never Good Enough

Posted on: 7-15-112012

Sin…something we all have in common! We have all been separated by God because of our sin.  Some of us run to Him, allowing His mercy and grace to fall over us and cleanse us completely from our sin, while others run as far as possible in the opposite direction.  Some of us gratefully accept the Lord’s forgiveness, while others put it off.  They feel as if they should get their life in order before coming to God.  They may know that they need God in their life, but the try to postpone it until they are “good” enough to invite Him in.  They try to get rid of their sin by their own sheer will, only to discover that it is impossible.  They may want to surrender to God, but feel as if God will not possibly love them or accept them until they “get their act together.” The problem with this line of thinking is that we never “get it together”.  We can waste an entire lifetime trying to fix ourselves so that we’re acceptable to God.  We have to realize that we are never going to be “good” enough to earn God’s love…He gives it freely!  Nothing we will ever do or not do will gain us God’s favor…He gives us favor because He is good, not because we are good!  His love, His grace, His mercy, and His forgiveness is available to us…all we have to do is accept it!

“But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8


1 Response to "Never Good Enough"

indeed, if we can fix ourselves, we don’t need God anymore.

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