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The Lie of the Good Enough Christian

Most of the time my Instagram feed is filled with posts about fashion and food (which are two things  I am very passionate about). However, there are posts that really make you stop and think wow, I really needed that.

I wanted to share one of these posts from @cultureandgod with you today.

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Do you ever feel like God is unapproachable? Maybe you’ve repented of your sins and asked Jesus to be your Lord and Savior. Now what? How do I become a good enough Christian? How do I prove myself worthy to God?

The simple truth is that you can’t. Sorry to all of my fellow recovering perfectionists out there, but you will never be  good enough to earn salvation. None of us are.

That’s okay, Jesus has us covered. When you realized He died on the cross for you and accepted His Lordship, you were washed in His blood. God no longer sees your sins. When He looks at you, He sees you through the eyes of perfect love.

 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ (Ephesians 2:13 NKJV).

Isn’t that freeing? You don’t have to perform or try to earn God’s love. He’s already defeated sin and death. That just really amazes me. I don’t need to be a good enough Christian because I have a better than life Savior!

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV).

Maybe you’re a new Christian, or maybe you’ve been a part of God’s family for decades. Wherever you are in your walk with the Lord, remember that you are now resurrected with Him.

God’s salvation power did not stop at the cross. He conquered the grave–which includes all of the chains that once held you and me back from Him.

You, my lovely reader, can be free from the chains of shame and perfectionism. Just lean on the only God who gave His perfect self in order to win His precious child back.


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7 Comments

  1. I’m definitely one of those frustrated perfectionists that just want to ‘do’ stuffs that makes me feel like I deserve His love. And when I don’t do all the good stuffs, I feel crappy and so undeserving. But it’s really not by our power or might. God loves us regardless! This is a blessed assurance. Thanks for sharing Emily! <3

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      October 18, 2016 at 11:35 am

      You’re welcome M! I’m so glad you liked it 😊 it is awesome to know that His love is all we need.

  2. This is exactly what I needed to hear. My heart has been heavy with feelings of condemnation and not being in love enough with God. It is refreshing to be reassured that God still loves me in all my imperfection. 🙌

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      October 13, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      Wow, thanks so much for your honesty! I know that God is working in your life in mighty ways! It means so much to me that I can make an impact on your life. God will always love you no matter what 💕

  3. I love this! God looked at me and said “It is good”, even in all of my flaws, he calls me good. This is great!

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