Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Good Enough?

Are you good enough? Am I good enough? What exactly is good enough? Is anybody good enough?

These questions settled hard on my soul.

I have lots of teenagers in my life – delightful, smart, caring, questioning, interesting teenagers who are probably struggling with questions like this all the time. I certainly did when I was a teenager.

What I want these young people to know, more than anything, is that you are all good enough. Good enough for your schools, good enough for your families, and, most importantly, good enough for God. No matter what your questions are. No matter where your faith lies in the ever-shifting landscape of a teenager’s heart and mind, YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH FOR GOD.

My favorite bible verse is Ephesians 2:10 which says “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Some translations use the word “masterpiece” too.  I like it either way.

Isn’t that beautiful? We are all works of art, created by the Master Craftsman himself. And you, my beloved students and friends, are each a masterpiece, created by and good enough for God. 

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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