Wednesday, November 6, 2013

His Goodness Makes Me Good Enough!

This chapter of Renee Swope's book "A Confident Heart" could not have come at a better time in my life.  While doing this online Bible Study, God has been building my confident up BIG TIME so that I could be ready for a talk from a mother's heart that I was to give this last Monday night. 

I felt really good on that day about how He was giving me so much courage to share my story about my son's one night choice of putting God on a shelf that found him in prison.  I even felt good about how I looked that night, even though I know I'm over weight right now, I just felt good! I even survived the talk without becoming an emotional mess while sharing from my heart!  I talked about whether you have Elephants or Rats show up in your life to trip you up, God is right there to help you through if you just hand that baton off to HIM.

Then a rat showed up the next day with the words of doubt of how it must have not been good enough.  I had a really bad, no good, rotten, very bad, horrible day.  I did a lot of crying, and was wondering what did I do wrong?  I realized early on that it was the enemy trying to discourage me but I still stayed in a whirlwind of negative thoughts all day.  I was even getting very encouraging emails, throughout the day and facebook messages that were very positive but the one small rat set the stage for the whole day. 

So here is my letter that we were suppose to write to myself about "HIS goodness makes ME good enough!"

Cathy,

You are a child of the King, you are beautiful and precious in HIS eyes.  You are good enough because JESUS says.   You may be rejected by man, but you are accepted and adored by HIM.   HE knew you before you were born and knew you were going to be speaking from a mother's heart at this very time in your life.  You belong to HIM, and no small rat, can destroy that.  You are a princess.  You are HIS DAUGHTER.  He is for you, not against you like the devil that is roaring around like a lion trying to devour you.  He says you are his masterpiece, created to do good things HE planned long ago.  He says all things work together for the good of those who love HIM. His GOODNESS makes YOU GOOD ENOUGH!  Don't ever forget that.  Keep on running that race, by handing that baton off to HIM, even when the Elephants or the Rats show up.  You can do this and we all know who the winner is.  So Run Sister Run and don't STOP!  I love you! HIS daughter Cathy

What about you?  Can you say that HIS goodness makes you good enough!  If not, don't sit there and believe the enemy because GOD loves you and YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!  HE wants you to be confident and courageous for HIM!


12 comments:

Jane Macdonald said...

wow thank you for sharing from your heart!! I was so proud of you as I read, that you had shared in front of other people, your story. Then I felt so concerned for you that you had a hard day after that - I know how that feels!! But I leave your blog feeling amazed by you as you speak life and God's words into your own life!!

Mindy Lee Hopman said...

Run, sister, run! We are all on this race called life...and it's amazing. I run with you and I rejoice over your decision to bring Him glory with your story. In the end, Jesus wins, and for that I am grateful!

Blogger Loves The King said...

Thank you for sharing your heart with us. Running with you my sister because we both are "wrecks" and we are both good enough in Him and with Him. Only Jesus!

Janet said...

Beautifully written - and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Cathy, for sharing your struggles and your victories in Christ.

Becky said...

So beautiful, thank you for sharing your struggles with us.

Amber Oatman said...

Thank you Cathy for sharing your heart with us! What a wonderful victory you experienced! I love your analogy of handing the baton off to Jesus, running to Him and handing off all that we have. He's got this, He has already won the race <3 Beautifully written!

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caroline calhoun said...

Oh Dear Cathy, I can't tell you how much I fear having to say those words. Young men are so rash - my youngest is 22 and worries me all of the time. I sometimes wonder how I would handle it. I hope that I could reach out and share and encourage others as you have. Blessings and prayers.

Char said...

Thank you Cathy for your testimony, for the beautifully written letter to yourself about being good enough.

Renee Swope said...

I loved reading your story. God must have used your testimony in a big way for the enemy to come after you like he did - and so quickly. You can be sure that was attack. Im so glad you took time to recognize what was happening and to write a letter of affirmation to yourself :) So encouraged by your post! ~Renee

Debbie Tapparo said...

Love your post and loved "Run Sister Run"! Thank you.

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