Not Good Enough
Have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough? I began to feel this way about going to Mexico and doing vocational missions work. I feel like I am not a good enough person. Have you ever meet a missionary? I don’t know what it is, but I always feel like I’m standing on holy ground. I mean, I know they are normal people...but are they? I am sure I am not the only one that has ever felt this way. I was feeling this way one Sunday Jesse and I were responsible for speaking at Sunday school. We were told to talk about the Samaritan woman at the well. We both knew the story, but the details escaped us. As we read through the story and began to talk about the application this story could have on middle schoolers, it hit me...this was exactly what I needed to hear in that moment. The Samaritan woman was not looked highly upon by others because she had had many husbands and basically because she was a Samaritan. Jesus asks her for water and goes on to talk about living water that only he can offer. When most read the story, they take away that Jesus is everlasting and he offers us everlasting life with him. However, that was not what struck me. What struck me was that Jesus still offered her the everlasting water to drink. She was a divorced Samaritan women, yet Jesus still offered her everlasting life. I know this is a basic idea, but for some reason it struck me. God doesn't care what the Samaritan women has been through or what she has done. I know God wants to use me and I know that I am good enough and I am His. I may not be perfect, but God uses our imperfections to show his perfection.