I have a tendency to get down on myself for not being enough. I’m sure many of you feel the same way. I read Jesus’s sign of a true believe:, that they will drive out demons, speak new languages, pick up serpents with their hands, drink any deadly thing and not die, and that they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.
Well what the heck.
I hope the above experiences have happened to you, but I’m batting about .000 on those pitches. Am I not a believer? Do I not pray enough? Do I not livestream enough masses? Do I not give enough to church? What’s going on here!?
No! All of those questions, all of those doubts in my head, every time I wonder if I’m enough is the Devil “prowling around (me) like a roaring lion.” He wants me to forget that I am the beloved daughter of a Father who is ridiculously in love with me. He wants me to think that I have to work for it… but he never really lets me see what “it” is. No, those voices are not the voice of our good Father.
Resist him, steadfast in faith,
knowing that your brothers and sisters throughout the world
undergo the same sufferings.
The God of all grace
who called you to his eternal glory through Christ Jesus
will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you
after you have suffered a little.
Place your trust in the name of Jesus. Whenever these lies and doubts cripple you pray this prayer:
“In the name of Jesus Christ, I reject the lie that _________________
and I announce the truth that __________________.”
Here’s what it looks like for me: In the name of Jesus Christ, I reject the lie that I who I am and what I do are not enough for God, and I announce the truth that I am the beloved daughter of a Father that is ridiculously in love with me and there is nothing I can do to change that!”
Until the day I die.
Because then will dominion be His forever. Amen.