Hey guys! Welcome back. I hope you are having a great week so far. Today I wanted to talk about something that I get questions about quite often. People will tell me that they feel like God can’t use them because they aren’t good enough, but I am here to tell you that is not true. In my own life I have seen that God has used me in my absolute worst moments. I have learned that just because I’m not looking or feeling my best doesn’t mean that God can’t take that opportunity to use me in some way. And since I have learned that I find comfort in knowing that God doesn’t need me to be at my absolute best at all times, He just needs me to be open to Him at all times.
There was a moment a couple of weeks ago when I began to question if any of my struggling was worth it. I felt like I was deep in a hole that just kept getting deeper and I didn’t feel like it was getting any easier. I remember sitting in my room crying and asking God why He couldn’t just give me a break. I felt like I had been through enough and I just wanted to live my life. And I sat there and talked to God I started thinking about the fact that even though my journey has not always been easy, I have grown so much because of it. I am strong, kind, and successful because I have had to fight the good fight.
God has taken these things that I have gone through and the struggles and challenges I have faced to use me. He has put me through all of this so I have a story to share that can hopefully help others. It was no surprise that God gave me a story to tell and the skills, resources, and platform that I needed to tell that story. And even though it is scary to open up about a lot of the things I have gone through, I do feel like it is important because I know God is using me to inspire and encourage others. It is through me and my story that I get to share how God and my faith has helped me overcome these struggles.
I know that I don’t have to be perfect in every way for God to use me. I know that God doesn’t need me to always have my best foot forward. He just needs me to show up. He just needs me to be open to trusting Him and having faith that He has my best interest at heart. So even when I feel like I’m not good enough or I need to be perfect in order for God to use me, I know that I don’t need to think that way because I am good enough just as I am. And even in my less than perfect moments and my bad days, God can still find a way to use me through my actions and how I treat other people.
It isn’t always easy and sometimes I still struggle, so I understand how other people can also have this thought. But I challenge you to always remember that you are good enough just as you are and all you have to do is show up for God to use you. I know that even when I am struggling and going through difficult times, I can still make a difference if I allow God to show me how. I just have to trust Him and keep Him at the center of everything that I do. I have to be open to doing things that scare me and go beyond my comfort zone. I need to stop focusing so much on what the world thinks and focus on what He thinks.
So if you also struggle with thinking you have to be perfect for God to use you, I can assure you that you are not alone and also that you don’t have to be perfect. It’s a difficult mindset to break as I still struggle, but just keep reminding yourself and allow God to remind you as well. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments if you struggle with this mentality as well and what you do to help overcome it. We could all use some tips. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!
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