Life can overwhelm us on so many levels. The devil will try to make us feel like failures. He likes to make us feel insufficient when we make mistakes. He will try to bind us to a mistake and keep us in debt to it. He will make us feel like an empty account with red leaders on our foreheads saying insufficient funds.
If you are human, then I’m sure you can relate to feeling ashamed for some kind of downfall.
Romans 3:23 (NKJV)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
We have ALL been there! The good news is we don’t have to feel insufficient. While we may feel not enough at times, we have the One who is more than enough on the inside of us. As believers, we are justified freely by His grace. When we come to Him with our shortcomings with repentance, He comes to our present situation with His righteousness.
Romans 3:24-26 (NKJV)
24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
He is the All Sufficient One (El Shaddai). He has made peace with every situation on heaven and earth with His blood. He has canceled our debt and has given us the opportunity to live in the fullness of God. Being full with God, it is impossible to be insufficient. We must stop listening to the voice of the enemy. Our debt has been Paid In Full! He has everything we need to complete us.
Colossians 1:19-20 (NKJV)
Reconciled in Christ
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
Take peace in knowing that you are enough. God has put greatness on the inside of you. Lean into Him and pull from His strength. You were made for more!
Father, we thank You for paying our debt with the blood of Jesus. Forgive us for feeling insufficient and falling short. We want to be overwhelmed by Your love and goodness, not by the circumstances of this world. Help us keep our focus on You and remember that Your sufficiency is enough. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!