Do you ever feel like you are just not good enough? Most everything in our lives we work hard to earn. If we want good grades, we have to study hard. If we want a promotion, we have to work hard. That’s because nothing in life comes free. We have to work for it. The problem is that we can begin to believe that what we do isn’t enough to be loved by God. As a result, we end up living busy, stressed, frustrated lives that don’t experience the peace and rest that God has for us. In today’s message, Pastor Stephen shows us from the Bible how we can let go of this lie and find the peace God has for us.



Seat At The Table: If you could be invited to any event, what would it be?
You would have to earn a ticket or a seat at the table.
If you want a good ticket, you have to earn it. If we want good grades, we have to study hard. If we want a promotion, we have to work hard. Because nothing in life just comes for free. We have to earn it.
However, there is a lie we struggle with. The lie that you are not doing enough. That you aren’t doing good enough. You’re not reading the Bible enough. You’re not forgiving enough. You’re not busy enough. But the Gospel tells us the opposite.
Galatians 2:16 – Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”
God’s perfect love is the only thing that saves us. It’s not about how much you’re doing, or how good you are. In fact, nothing you could ever do could make God love you more than he already does. The victory is already there. You can’t add anything to it.
“God’s love is enough, so we don’t have to be enough.”
Galatians 2:17-19 – But suppose we seek to be made right with God through faith in Christ and then we are found guilty because we have abandoned the law. Would that mean Christ has led us into sin? Absolutely not! 18 Rather, I am a sinner if I rebuild the old system of law I already tore down. 19 For when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So I died to the law—I stopped trying to meet all its requirements—so that I might live for God.
Because God’s love is perfect, I don’t have to be.
“It’s not even about me. I’m not the hero of the story, Jesus is.”
Two questions to ask yourself.
1. Have you invited God’s grace into your life and accept his victory on the cross for your sins?
2. Will you let God transform your burdened heart into a restful heart.
Colossians 2:13 – You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins.
Colossians 3:10 – Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.