Everyone seems so confident these days about their dreams. I mean, you pull up Instagram and there are successful female entrepreneurs, people who are so vulnerable and authentic in their struggles, and friends advertising both their goals and accomplishments with every post. Despite this flood, Christians are some of the most discouraged people I have met.

Shouldn’t Christians be the most confident and goal-driven people today?

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God…” With each moment of growth toward the transformation of your mind, you grow closer to the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). We, as sons and daughters of Christ, have access to the mind of Christ, and when we are rooted in Him and we pursue the transformation of our mind, we are able to discern the will of God.

This fact should bring us SUCH confidence – so why do we often feel so discouraged, unmotivated, and inadequate? This week God told me something and it hit hard: “Miranda, why do you feel so inadequate when I chose you for this?”

Um…how do you answer this?!

Admitting my feelings of inadequacy are hard enough, but God called me out on it and it hit right at my core. Thankfully, He doesn’t stop there. He fills the space with grace, love, and truth and tells me what He made me for. God’s intent for us is success and significance, God’s intent for us is to bring Kingdom values to earth, God’s intent is for us to chase after Him with all of our hearts and pursue love with all we have.

As christians, as followers of Christ, as sons and daughters, we have access to the Almighty. In pursuing our dreams and furthering His Kingdom, he has given us “adequacy”. He has told us WE ARE ENOUGH and He has chosen us for this.

In this world of “success” around every corner and new “ladder rungs” right above us, we can feel the pressure to do the next thing in the right time in the right way. Be encouraged today, because He made you for this life. He made you to carry out your hearts desire. He made you to start that business. He made you to write THAT book. He made you to dream that dream. He made you to love as strong as you can and to show people what it means to be loved by God, truly and deeply.

Spend time with Him this week and take your inadequacy to His feet, because you don’t have to carry that. He has made you whole and ready, adequate and worthy.

With Encouragement,