What is your fear? I am not talking about the fear of the world ending by a meteor striking the earth, but more like the everyday fears that we face. I have a lot of fears, but maybe I am just more fearful than most people. One of my normal fears is that I am not good enough. Here is where Satan has a field day! He is the greatest deceiver of the world, and he wants to make sure that I keep believing the lies that he plants in my head. The fear of not being good enough is a common fear. I am not even sure what “good enough” means. You can walk through my house without tripping on things, so I guess that my housekeeping skills are “good enough.” So far, nobody had died from eating something at my house, so I guess that my cooking skills are “good enough.” I have managed to raise three children that are normal humans, so I guess that my parenting skills are “good enough.”
Blogging is another area where I find myself questioning if I am good enough. My sister is an author, and I would love to have her skills when it comes to writing. There are so many of the bloggers that I have had join me on my Friday with Friends series that I think dress better, pose better or write better than me, and it can be crippling if I listen to what Satan is whispering in my ear.
These Sunday posts are when the devil has the most fun. He is always whispering in my ear that I am not a learned scholar and that I need to leave these type posts to the experts. He whispers that these posts are the least read of my posts, and that is because no one wants to hear what I have to say. He loves to mess with me when he sees that I have lost subscribers, especially when they message me to tell that they are unsubscribing BECAUSE of my Sunday posts.
It would be so easy to give in, to quit, to let Satan win. But, I am stubborn, plus there is this verse that I love turning to when the enemy is beating on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
The enemy knows all of our weaknesses and fears, and he is a resilient adversary. However, he is no match for My Lord, and I can draw upon the knowledge that HE will give me all of the strength that I need to fight.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
BOOM! POW! KABOOM! Take that, Satan! I can rest in the knowledge that His grace is sufficient for me, that His strength is all I need when I am weak, and that I will let the power of Christ rest upon me.
Have A Blessed Day!