“Almost good enough”

This blog post by Jordan Lee spotlights the ambiguity of modern dating making us women (and men) feel like they are never totally “good enough.” The post discusses how in our generation, it is common for us girls to go on a date, text a bit, and then never hear from a guy again.

It is easy for me to long for things I don’t have, often because deep down I think having those things will make me more successful, attractive, or satisfied. Because of this, feeling “almost” but not quite good enough is one of the worst things to feel sometimes. I believe it is also a lie; one that I tell myself.

I believe it probably grieves God for us to think we are “almost good enough,” let alone allow that to change our feelings. We know we are radically loved by a Savior who tells each of us yes, you are good enough; not only that, but you are already so loved and valued by me, and I never want you to feel otherwise….but do we really believe that truth?

We know we are radically loved by a Savior who tells each of us yes, you are good enough; not only that, but you are already so loved and valued by me, and I never want you to feel otherwise.

In the Bible, Jesus tends to cross cultural and social barriers to meet women like the ‘disgraced’ Samaritan woman or the woman caught in adultery and about to be punished and stoned in John 8. Jesus broke down serious barriers to know and speak with these women, and offers them grace. But these accounts say that it’s not important to him that our lives look perfect. It is important to him that we accept and believe in the value of a relationship with him, which he offers us freely.

It is important to him that we accept and believe in the value of a relationship with him, which he offers us freely.

He’d probably not want us to forget about that value in the midst of whatever relationship status he’s blessed us with.

(Samaritan woman) John 4:13 

Colossians 3:2 

1 Cor 1:27-29 

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