"his mother training him in evil ways"(22:3)
You know, there is nothing more the world and satan enjoy than for us to pick up doubt and run with it.
There are times when looking back, I begin to focus more on the things I did incorrectly than what I did right in regard to being a mom. or a wife. or a Christian. or any other role I have been given. But it is as the role of "mama" that I tear myself down the most.
And then my ABBA reminds me I did do the most important thing as a mom. I introduced and trained up our sons to intimately know their ABBA.
Ashley and I were discussing how we both feel we are "never good enough".
And it is true. We will never be "good enough".
This is why we need our Savior. This is why we need His Grace and Mercy. That is why we need The Holy Spirit. His Word. His family. That is why we need our ABBA.
satan wants us to recognize we will never be "good enough" and lose faith. he wants us to feel hopeless in any situation. to feel beat up. trapped with no way out. he wants to destroy us.
Our ABBA on the other hand - He wants to fulfill us in areas we are not "good enough". to build us up. to give us hope. courage. and joy. He wants to complete us. For it is only "in" Him, through Him, by Him that we become. Good enough.
I continually praise our ABBA for being so much bigger than all - yes all - of my "not being good enough".
How our ABBA so blesses. I am so thankful He is in complete control.
As we walk through this journey, He has put each of us into the lives of others, giving us the gift of training up someone or someones. Be it for a season or a lifetime. I am praying we are training them up for Him. So all will become "good enough" in Him.