Blessed to be Broken

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Good Enough

on November 7, 2013

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Over on the Proverbs 31 site, we are having our weekly blog hop day for our current On-line Bible Study…A Confident Heart, by Renee Swope. It’s an awesome book and highly recommended for anyone no matter where you’re at in life.  I liked the idea of writing myself a letter, that because of Jesus, I am good enough.  I walked through too much of this life thinking just the opposite.  I still have days that I struggle and I’m thankful for these times because I can lean even more into the love of my Father and let His truth wash over me and fill me like nothing of this world can.  Because of Jesus, I am good enough.

Dear Defeated,

Sorry if this shocks you, but something tells me you’re going to need this! You’re gonna go through some serious stuff.   Some of this “stuff” will be caused by the people in your life, but most of this “stuff” you’ll do because you left someone behind.  You’re going to make a lot of mistakes and you’re going to put yourself before others and commit acts that will put such a burden of shame on you that one day you’ll be filled with so much pain, loneliness, regret, and hate, you will decide to take your own life.

Funny, I don’t ever remember saying “when I grow up,” I would love to be filled with self-loathing, low self-esteem, and thinking I would never be good enough.  But, that’s exactly what happened from the choices I made following after the worst taskmaster who found pure joy seeing me right where he wanted me. Defeated.

Dated: March 1963 – September 2010

Dear Daughter of the Most High King,

Yes, that’s who I am.  I am not defeated, I am raised up.  I am not the things of my past, I am free from condemnation!  I was bought at a great price, and I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me. No longer do I bear the pains from the sins of my past.  I am dearly and wholly loved by the King of Kings.  I am redeemed, chosen, renewed, blameless and holy. I am a citizen of Heaven.  I am saved by the grace and mercy of God.  By myself I could do nothing, but in Christ, I can do all things!  I am forgiven, I am loved, I am His and He is mine.  You see, the one I left behind, went before me and is making my paths straight.  I am not defeated, I am victorious, and I am good enough because His goodness makes me good enough!  Glory to God the Father—all the glory is His.

Dated: Nov 2013 – eternity

Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  He will meet you where ever you are!!  You’re never too far gone for His loving embrace!  He truly is the only way!

(Verses: Romans 8:1-2, Philippians 3:20 and 4:13, 1 John 5:18) 


5 responses to “Good Enough

  1. Dianna says:

    You always put things into perspective beautifully…God has given you a gift of writing straight from your heart, with the ability to touch others with your story. I love reading how He is turning your life upside down 🙂 and pray He continues 😉 love you sister ❤ Thank you for sharing once again as an obedient Daughter of the King ❤

  2. Wow! How glorious to be reminded through your post that past mistakes are exactly that – past mistakes! Your reminder that we are forgiven and loved is necessary and precious! Thank you for this today!
    Blessings, Mary!

  3. Hey Tricia, I love, love, love how you did multiple letters according to your before Christ, after Christ and one as an invite to others. Such a great idea!

  4. shellyfaust says:

    There is such freedom in truly understanding that we do not have to bear the pain of our past. God forgives and empowers us to live again…with joy, hope, and the promise of eternity. Because of Him, we ARE enough. Thank you for sharing, Trish. Your desire for and pursuit of God blesses me. xoxo

  5. linda says:

    ok, This is a phenomenal post and has truly spoken to my spirit!
    “Dear Defeated’ was very creatively and convictingly put.

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