“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (NIV).
The devil whispered, “You are not good enough.”
I just returned from a writers conference. I learned more about the writing market, my skills were honed by great speakers and faculty. Interest in my current manuscript was tangible and God forged relationships with other warrior writers. But among so many amazing people the ugly accuser crept, seeking to reveal weaknesses.
I made an embarrassing mistake, and every last one of my insecurities erupted making it hard to breathe.
And the devil hissed, “You are not good enough.”
But unlike my childhood self, I now know the truth of Romans 8:28. I love God, and his purpose for me redeems even my worst mistakes. Errors are not permanent, and there is a purpose in every experience. I still couldn’t get my body to catch up with my head knowledge of that truth. I was exhausted and felt awful. I sought out the prayer warrior on the team. She prayed in a way I could not, and I agreed with the reality of who God says I am. The feeling of unworthiness passed.
Are you coming into agreement with who God says you are? Here are steps to take:
- Don’t dwell in the attack/ fight back
- Acknowledge/confess, any sin causing you to stumble and repent
- Claim the truth of Christ found in scripture
- Pray for the spirit of despair to leave
- Stand firm though feelings may not match
God has a good plan for you, and when you choose to love Him above all else, the enemy cannot defeat the purpose God determined for your life.
The devil may accuse, “You are not good enough.”
But God shouts back, “In my image, I created her/him!”
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