As I boarded the plane to Pennsylvania, it didn’t seem real. I could hardly believe that I was really going to leave my family for a few days and go to a blogging conference.
But I did.
And it was good.
Spending time away from my family is a rare thing, so I made the most of it and gazed out of windows, ate plenty of chocolate, and scribbled lots of notes.
Upon arriving I heard a familiar voice in my ear. The one that whispers, “You’re not good enough.” “No one really cares.” “They don’t want to talk to you.” Insecurity rearing its ugly head.
Throughout the conference I forced myself to be brave, to speak when I was afraid, and listen to words flowing from women just as fearful as me.
It became obvious that so many of us are the same. We all look different, but we are the same in so many ways.
The theme of not being good enough ran through the words I heard. Many women, singing the same song: I want someone to love me. Someone to know me. Someone to tell me I’m okay. To tell me I’m good enough.
In the end, we may or may not receive the gift of having a person say these things to us.
What we really need, and what I heard loud and clear through the Relevant conference, is to know that God loves us.
He loves us fervently.
He will not stop loving us.
This is the answer to all struggling and striving.
As much as I may want validation on this earth, it doesn’t matter in the end. What others think of me is not what I should cling to. What God thinks of me, well, that matters for eternity.
I’m also thanking God for the beautiful reminder to look to Him in all circumstances, to seek His favor and instruction, and to fill myself with the One who truly satisfies.
We may not be good enough. But in Him, we can be. He covers the flaws and loves us anyway. Thanking God for making a way for each one to be forgiven and live with him eternally.
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