…Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
It’s pretty easy for me to get down on myself. I wonder if I could ever be worthy enough to be loved by God. And when I think of the times that God has rescued me from my own bad mistakes, I lose count. But as sure as I will mess up again at some point, I am reminded of how God chose me to be a part of His plan regardless of my shortcomings. For if God had called me to be one of His children when I was at the top of my success ladder, then all the glory could have been given to me for the amazing job that I was doing. I might then have missed the point that God does all the work, never me.
It’s easy to let the world get us down and let the enemy begin to creep into our thoughts and tell us that we are never enough. But that is the point. We are never going to be enough! We will never be good enough or successful enough to deserve all the good that God has in store for us. We will never be able to bring to the table a sacrifice or a gift from us that can atone for our sins. That is the point of the cross. God has already finished the work so that we can freely accept His righteousness and enter into His joy. It is the poor of this world that He purposefully calls and invites into His rest. Failure is a part of this world, and it should not remind us that we are never going to be enough, but that God will always be more than enough! That is something worth living for.