I'm going to be brutally honest with you.
I've often struggled with feeling like I'm enough. Pretty enough, smart enough, strong enough, just enough. While I don't struggle with this nearly as much as I used to, there are still days that the dark clouds of inadequacy are sometimes more real than the sunlight of peace and love.
In those moments, do you know what I remember? I remember that there's nothing I can do that can separate me from the love of the Father. We don't have to earn His love. We don't have to struggle to be perfect. We don't have to try to be good, because He is the goodness in us.
I think a lot of the time, especially as Christians, we get caught up in how much we do: what church committees we're on, what the next mission project is, how much we can do for each other and the church.There's nothing inherently wrong with being on the committees and being involved with mission projects! Service to each other and the church is a beautiful thing. However, when we begin to place acts for God above our relationship with God, we forfeit the incredible gift He's given us: the privelege of being His sons and daughters.
Instead of striving, we should be abiding.
In other words, your worth is not dependent on how much you do. Your worth is not dependent on whether or not you got everything done today. Your worth is not dependent on how clean your house is, how many hours you spend working, or your grades at school. Your worth is not dependent on whether or not you "have it all together."
Let me say that again: you do not have to "have it all together"to be worthy of His love or worth it to Him. When your world is falling to pieces, He loves you. When you don't want to lift your head off the pillow and face the day, He loves you. When you're feeling unworthy and inadequate and overwhelmed, He loves you. He is passionate about you! Every moment, of every single day.
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Be encouraged, friends. The heart cry of the Father is that we learn to abide, and just be with Him. To learn how to rest in His mercy and His goodness for us.