As a teenager, especially in our generation, you’re probably well aware of how you compare to your peers. You want to fit in and be your best which often means you want to be like someone else. When someone seems better at something than you, you may feel like you’re not good enough and that you need to be better in order to be accepted.
When we fail, struggle, or face obstacles, it can make us feel that we are not enough. Surely we must somehow be inadequate or this wouldn’t be happening. If only we could be stronger, do more, get better, then things would be okay. We would be okay. Right?
We as humans, become the judge and find ourselves lacking. We tend to compare and critique and then we tell ourselves, “I’ll never be good enough” or “I’ll never be like them.”
When you face rejection, your first question is “Why not me? Am I not good enough?” You start to compare and then doubts come flooding into your mind. You got all these questions and all these negative thoughts.
Believe me when I say that I have told/ask myself that phrase so many times. And sometimes I still do. Having doubts about yourself is inevitable. We’re still humans, you know.
I saw this post the other day. It said, “You will always be enough to the right person.” It’s true. With the right people in your life, you are enough. But most importantly, you are and always will be enough in the eyes of the Righteous One.
The Bible says in Psalms 139:14:
“…for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well…”
But, since we’re still in this world, humans will be humans, flesh will be flesh, and the devil will be the devil. There will be times where Satan will try and lie to you and keep telling you that you’re not enough. That you’re not worthy of anything. That someone will always be smarter than you, prettier than you, better than you.
Each of us are different. Your calling is different than the people around you. You’re different, she’s different. You have your own strengths and weaknesses.
But more importantly, do you ever realize that it is your flaws and your differences that makes you perfect? You are plenty. You are enough. No, you are MORE than enough.
I want you to give all your doubts to Him. Let Him show you the you that He sees. The one He thinks is enough. The one He thinks is worthy.
I want you to remember this: no matter what other people may say, no matter what you tell yourself, no matter what the devil tries to tell you, the King of kings, and the Lord of lords died for you and me. You are wonderfully made by the Great I Am and in His eyes, you are enough, you are worthy.