Happy Week 6 Bible Study Sistas! When I saw the title of this upcoming chapter, admittedly I took a deep breath and thought, “I don’t know if I’m ready for this.” In fact I know I’m not. I am struggling with THIS VERY THING TODAY! Over the past few days, weeks, and even months, I have had the crummy opportunity to let a lot of people down. And not just once, but many times. Not on purpose or intentionally, but it’s happened. It leaves one person feeling hurt and leaves me feeling inadequate and guilty. It leaves me greatly doubting if I am good enough. My answer: I don’t think I am. God’s answer: Yes you are because I made you and you are mine.
When Doubt Whispers “I’m Not Good Enough” is the title of Chapter 6. Are you ready to dive into the truths God has for us on this topic? For me doubt SCREAMS “I’m not good enough”….lol. As God would have it, my pastor at church spoke some words of affirmation I’d like to share with you. It’s for those of us who do struggle with this exact thing. He said that when you fail, have disappointed someone, messed up (again), no one notices what you do, or just feel like no matter what you do you come up way short, remember and believe this:
1. You are doing better than you think you are.
2. You matter more than you think you do.
3. It’s less about you than you think it is. It’s not about you, it’s about Jesus.
Now I don’t know about you, but I found this very encouraging. Often the reason we don’t get the validation we so desire is because “Jesus wants us to rest in Who He is and not in others and what they think about us. People will affirm you one day and take it away the next.” ~Pastor Steven Furtick, Elevation Church.
Time to say good-bye to “I’m Not Good Enough.”
Phrase of the Week:
I Am Good Enough.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
This week, when “I’m Not Good Enough” creeps in your mind, you say it loud….I AM GOOD ENOUGH! GOD MADE ME WONDERFUL.
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Monday– Read Chapter 6.
Monday– Conference Call #3. 8 pm EST. It’s going to be another fabulous call!
Tuesday– Write this week’s memory verse in your journal, on note cards, and underline it in your Bible. Post note cards around where you can see this verse often. Go back and skim through Chapter 6 again, reflecting on highlighted sections and key points that stood out to you.
Wednesday and Thursday– Complete the Reflection and Discussion Questions on p. 133-134.
Friday– Check out the Vlog on Melissa’s blog.
Saturday– I’ll be enjoying a great weekend at the YMCA’s Women’s Wellness Weekend in the NC Mountains. Hope your weekend is filled with autumn fun as well! (I’ll be missing my Gamecocks play…so y’all pull for them for me please. We gotta beat Tennessee this week!)
Have an awesome week ladies! Thank you so much for joining me in this study! I <3 you!