Encouragement, Faith

Worthy?

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Have you ever felt like you were unworthy of God’s love?  Unworthy of God’s forgiveness?  Unworthy of God’s grace and mercy?  Well, I have faced this feeling many times and in different ways.  I recently have been battling with feeling unworthy to say the name of Jesus.  This may sound simple but it’s not for me.  This name means so much and I have such respect and love for all He has done for me it is hard to call out His name.  I don’t want to “overuse or abuse it”.  He is so precious to me and because of this the enemy has been using that against me.  Let me tell you this is an attack from the enemy.  He wants to silence me.  He wants us to not call out Jesus because he knows it breaks  ALL chains, ALL strongholds and he (satan) must flee.  In Matthew, satan was tempting Jesus. The last time he tempted Jesus, Jesus said “Away with you, satan!…” (Matthew 4:10 NKJV) That is exactly what happens when we call on the name of Jesus.  Satan has to go and he knows it so he tries to stop us from using that precious name. I have sat through many church services where the pastor, the worship leader, an elder, etc has said, “All you have to do is call out the name of Jesus”; well, I would start crying or feel a lump in my throat because I felt so UNWORTHY.  How could I possibly call that name when I have made so many mistakes?  I know he will save me but this problem isn’t that big or doesn’t equate to what some are facing.  I know in my heart and my head that these are lies being fed to me by the enemy but I still carry the burden.  Overcoming this hasn’t been as easy as just start saying the name.  It is a battle that I pray about all the time.  “God please help me to not feel so unworthy.  I am so thankful for your love and your son.  I need help getting over this feeling.  Make the devil stop.  Help me to stop these negative feelings.” and the prayer goes on.

Let me tell you, God loves all of his children.  It doesn’t matter the mess you’re in or how “low” you think you are, JESUS breaks through all of that.  He poured His blood out at Calvary so that we could be worthy of calling on his name. This is a lie from the pits of hell that we are “unworthy”.  Jesus paid it all and you are worthy and HE is worthy to be praised for it.  If He doesn’t do another thing for you the rest of your life (which is not going to happen), He has done more for you and I than anyone else has!  We are never too far way that He can’t reach us. Our problem or mess is never too big or too small for Him to handle.  Call on His name, that precious name, Jesus, and the battle is over before it has begun.  There are no surprises for Him, He has seen it all, done it all and has the T-shirt.

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The title has a question mark after the word “worthy” because it is a question.  A question I am faced with daily some times.  Am I worthy of to be loved?  Am I worthy of this or that….we’ll this is my story.  Think about yours, share with me about your journey of “worthiness”.  We can share together and overcome it. “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts.  Then each one’s praise will come from God.” 1 Corinthians 4:5 (NKJV)  Bring to light the darkness and it will cease to exist is what I get from this so let’s bring those dark parts to light so they cease to exist.

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