Every now and then, I arrive at a place where I thought I've become somebody. Whether it's respect or praises, I’ve received plenty. Every now and then, I realize this horrible feeling of inadequacy within me. Whether I see myself as mediocre or uninteresting, it grips at my heart painfully. I constantly need to prove myself.
All the more when it comes to faith. Although I question any Christian who should find comfort in being inactive in God’s work, I find myself doing good for the false security of feeling like I’m following after God. Sure, there is love behind the actions, but it accounts for maybe 1% of my deeper motivations.
This is why the Gospel means so much to me. It’s not, do good works, then feel that I’m actually somebody because of it. It’s knowing that I’m already somebody, a son of the Most High King, that He made me and knows me deeply and loves my even before I was born. And therefore, I obey not out of the motivation to prove myself, but of love. “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” #allyouneedisnothing #salvation #grace #faith #gospel #hebrews #hebrews4 #hebrews4v6 #provingmyself #mediocre #uninteresting #beingsomebody #quotes #typeart #pwquoteart