But now, this is what the Lord says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
(Isaiah 43:1, NIV)
For many years, I wondered if I mattered. I questioned my worth. I doubted I had value or a purpose. Certainly God had little use for me, even if He did love me. Lies spoken to me in my past rang loudly in my ears. They were sometimes deafening, sometimes silenced by truth. Yet, the lies remained.
Even in the best moments, the lies swirled quietly in the back of my mind.
I was made to feel I did not deserve the grand lives others were given. I did not believe I would measure up or accomplish much regardless of what I did. I would say I was determined, and I expertly developed a strong exterior, but inside I often crumbled. While I tackled goals with tenacity, I typically believed my efforts would amount to nothing, and I would fail.
Failure became my identity.
Have you come to a place of knowing there was more, of knowing there was something better, yet did not know how to obtain it? As I have dived into Scripture, I have found my answer. I have found answers to my questions, and the rebuttal for every lie. I have found how deeply God loves me.
He knows me. He calls me by name.
Jeremiah 1:5 says:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
The God of the universe, the same God who placed every star in its proper place, knows us fully. He has a plan and purpose for us. He has set us apart. He has created our innermost being. Jesus came, was crucified and risen, so that we might live. The lies no longer have power. Victory is assured. We have been given all we need. We have the ability to renew our minds, and rewrite our story.
At His table we belong. In our Father’s eyes, we have great value and worth.
God has led me on this wonderful, sometimes heartbreaking, journey, in order to show me how vast His love for me is. He has led me to places I could not have imagined on my own. He has healed wounds and removed shame. He has used every lesson, and I am now called to share it with you.
Join me in overcoming the lie of not enough.