I’m Not Worthy!!!!!! | Christian Marriages Springfield MO
How many time have I heard this when people make reference to their relationship with God? As if they want to use it as a way to feel sorry for themselves, or get human forgiveness, or even as a cop-out to continue a Christian walk? Do folks really understand this statement? In most cases the answer is “not really”. The definition of worthy is “not good enough, suitable”. We were created with a sin nature, born with it. It’s something we won’t ever get rid of, but through the blood of Jesus on the cross, we are perpetually forgiven for it. Because we need forgiveness daily it’s pretty clear that we are not worthy, and since we were born with a sin nature, it wasn’t ever planned that we would ever become worthy. In Romans 3:10 it state “There is no one righteous, not even one;”, it’s written in the Word.
I bring this up because in our life coaching sessions / conversations, people who feel defeated or are the one who has been guilty of wrongdoing seem to use this statement a lot. Honestly, they don’t understand their place in God. Realize that if we were “worthy”, we would not need Jesus. He makes us “worthy” to be before our heavenly Father. He is our source, John 15:5b “apart from me you can do nothing!” We need Jesus! People we need Jesus! Being worth is not our goal because it’s unattainable without Jesus. Seeking, serving, and living for Jesus is our goal, everyday! Why? The Word tells us how it works:
Ephesians 5:27, “…and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”
Colossians 1:22, “But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body thru death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation–“.
Jude 1:24 “To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy–“
We will never be worthy, good enough, or suitable without Jesus! If your experiencing low self esteem, the need for validation, or forgiveness, find it in Jesus first where the real change happens, This is a major and serious piece of wisdom for your marriage relationship. Try it, it WILL make a difference, I promise!