That was my morning. For no real reason at all. Just life’s little stressors getting to me, and a nagging voice inside my head saying “You’re not good enough. You can’t reach your goals. You’re just not capable. You’re not this, you’re not that, you’re just not!”
I got in my car this morning, knowing I needed guidance, knowing I need to seek God, but God always knows how to meet you where you are.
Stumbling around Facebook last night, I noticed a youtube video that seems to be popping up everywhere. A good amount of my friends re-posted, my boss sent it to me. Everyone has seen this thing. The title?
“Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus – Spoken Word”
I have to be honest, I was a little concerned when I saw that title. I hold dear to my beliefs and know there are many out there who attack that faith, and also know that sometimes even the most sincere-hearted attempts to speak truth, can be blown by one wrong word that allows the skeptics to poke holes in your testimony. So, with something gaining so much popularity, I was just praying that this video was done well.
I didn’t have a chance to watch it last night, and so at a red-light (no you-tubing and driving please,) I hooked my phone into my auxiliary cable in my car (I know, I know, just one day after I defiantly argued for the necessity of CD players…) and played the video through my speakers.
Here it is:
This guy speaks the truth, and some-times it doesn’t matter how many times you have heard it, the Word of God just hits you like a ton of bricks, and you are humbled and on your knees before him.
That was my experience with this video. I cried in my car, I broke down before God and worshipped him. It’s amazing the power He can bring to even a morning commute.
It is so humbling to know that my God forgives my imperfections, and in fact says to me, “No you ARE perfect, because you are my creation.”
I don’t have to be “good enough” because He is beyond my portion and will never fail me.
I don’t have to be “on” all the time. I don’t have to meet my standard of perfection. Because the truth is, I will stumble and I will fall down, and I will never be good enough for myself. I face my own limitations, held by my weakness, but am free in all of the Lord’s perfection.
I glorify the Lord today for His Word and His provision and am humbled by His grace.
II Corinthians 12:9 NIV
" But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me."