Do you ever feel like giving up? Do you ever feel like you can’t accomplish what you are supposed to do? Do you ever give up on yourself? I think that most of us would answer yes to these questions. We all go through phases or seasons of low self-esteem. We go through tunnels of hopelessness and lack of motivation. It could be due to life’s many blows or just because we keep comparing ourselves to others. It’s easy to give up when you don’t feel up to some of the world standards. The world has not only set the bar too high in many areas but it has set a bar that can be reached by a select few. If you are at a point where you are giving up on yourself, know that God will never give up on you. He believes in you. God will never reject you and He will never give you standards that are not reachable.
The same God who created the universe believes in you. He knows what you can do and He has faith that you can move mountains if you trust Him. Yes, the Lord has faith in you even when you don’t have any hope of getting out of bed or starting the day in any way. God has made a way. He has actually made more than one way for you in this life. He is not the God of one way but He is the God of many ways. You might not become a rich doctor or a successful businessperson but when you stick with God, you will become the best version of you, the version the Lord believes in. It’s His version of you that He sees and loves. In His eyes you are perfect. In His eyes you can make it. In His eyes you are a conqueror and you are not defeated. In His eyes you are the son or daughter He adores whose potential has no limits. God is not giving up on you today and He won’t give up on you tomorrow.
You could fall and stumble a million times and sin left and right but God will not give up on you. It doesn’t mean that you can go out and live in debauchery but we all miss it and we all sin and God forgives when we repent and He restores us back to a healthy spiritual state. The Holy Spirit is the best coach there is and when you listen and lean in, He will guide you, encourage you and motivate you. He never gives up but we tend to close up. He tries to enter our hearts and visit places that need Him but we close our hearts and try to do it our way. His ways are always the best ways. As the amazing coach He is, He believes in you and He will train you to be the best that you can be. Think about how much faith the Lord has. He is the creator of faith and He has all the faith that it takes to create the entire universe and more. That faith that He has, He is directing it to you. He has faith that you are a wonderful being and He wants you to see yourself the way He sees you. Pray that you see it. Pray that your mind is open to it.
You are God’s miracle. He made you so He could be with you and have a fantastic connection with you. Now, when you see yourself as a failure, you are missing the mark. I know that the enemy is very good at undermining us and belittling us. We can get caught in that trap of lies and buy it all. However, God can get us out of that trap. When we spend time reading the Word of God, we can understand that it is a love letter written to us and about us because of the One who loves us. God believes in you and His Word is a living testimony to His love for all of us. When you believe in someone, you know beyond the shadow of a doubt that they will make it. There are no shadows in the Lord and certainly no doubt. The Lord has seen and He has always known that you were going to make it. It’s going to be phenomenal. All your failures and mistakes can’t compare to the joy your future accomplishments will bring. Pray that you start believing in yourself the way Jesus does. Soon your eyes will see the light and your heart will see the truth!
Suggested reading: Psalm 139:16-17; Romans 8:28-29; 1 Peter 2:9