“Almost good enough”

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

The “almost good enough” idea is one of the worst things to feel. At the same time, I believe it is a lie that I tell myself.

So when it comes to romantic relationships, we feel just “almost good enough.” In fact, I believe it actually grieves God for us to have that mindset, let alone allow that thought to affect 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 let it reign over our feelings and actions?

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. 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.

Would he 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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