“You’re not qualified…”

April 18, 2019·

Lately I’ve been fighting the lies the enemy is whispering in my ear. “You’re not qualified.” “There are other people better at this than you.” “You’re going to look like a fool.” “You’re not smart enough.” “You’re not capable.” “You can’t do it and you’re going to fail.” I have to repeatedly shut these lies out.

I know they’re lies. Because every night when my kids are going to bed I look them in the eye and I tell them they are smart, and kind, and capable, and wise, and hard working, and diligent, and thoughtful, and beautiful, and incredibly loved. Those words matter.

And my children believe those truths I tell them. Because they see themselves the way I see them… fearfully and wonderfully made.

And then I have remind myself that is exactly how God sees me. I am His child. Every night He whispers to me, “You ARE capable for the tasks ahead of you that I Am calling you to. I will equip you when you feel ill equipped. I will do miracles in you when you do the work I am preparing for you. You are loved by me, your Heavenly Father.”

But man, isn’t it hard when the enemies whispers try to drown our God’s? Why does the enemy have to sound so darn loud?

I know I am imperfect. I know that I will never be perfect. I won’t always have the qualifications. And I am okay with that because I don’t have to be perfect. What a relief! Because He is perfect. I am who I am because of Him. Because Lord knows I’d be a hot mess express without Him.

Dear friend, I would love for you to share an honest moment of imperfection with me in the comments. How can I encourage you today?