I can’t count how many times I have asked myself these two questions throughout the years: What can I do? and Am I Good Enough? These two questions are often viewed as being born out of frustration, and they are, because when I put the emphasis on the “I” in both, it shows a desperate plea to find purpose in my life.
What can I do?
The scriptures say that “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
That leaves nothing out: it means just what it says, All things. Now, we sometimes forget that the Lord is fighting for us and we venture out on our own to conquer the world, only to discover that we haven’t fully prepared for the spiritual battle that we must face, so we fail.
Does that mean that the Lord failed to fulfill his promise? No, it means that we didn’t wait on the Lord before we took up the sword to fight. If you are going to face a mob of opposition, you better take the proper steps to protect yourself. Never go out in the battle without praying first.
Isn’t it funny how we put words of defeat in our own mouths before we even start. It’s not surprising that we spend too much time thinking about what might have been if we had only obeyed the Lord and acted on his lead. It’s really not funny at all. Why can’t we have a little faith in ourselves?
The second question that I ask myself is, “Am I good enough?” I don’t remember how this question got started, but the longer I walk with the Lord, the more I’m convinced, that no one will ever be good enough; so, instead of drilling that question in my spirit over and over again, I’ve decided that as long as I can live and breathe, that I will do my best to be the best me that I can be. I’m not perfect, and never will be perfect.
People will always find something to complain about and to criticize. As loving as people can be, some people are those who can be just as hard to get along with, and that is okay. No matter what, I have decided to do my best to be the best me that I can be. Do I have to please man? no. The only one that I need to please is the Lord and if I do that, every other area of my life will fall into place.
In this week’s Lattereign, we talk about ministry and the seven steps to begin one. Seven steps