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Good or Best?

I watched as the tallest basketball player on the court played weak.

They scored on her almost every time. She was too afraid of putting her hands up and fouling. Every single run. The score was neck and neck.

I’m convinced that if she would have put her hands up and played to her potential it would have been an entirely different ball game.

How many times do we hold back from our potential in fear? In unbelief?

Maybe we know what God is calling us to do but we’re too afraid we will fail?

Maybe we don’t know what God is calling us to do so we are just doing what looks good in fear instead of seeking the best God has for us in faith?

Are we afraid because we might mess up?

If we don’t believe in ourselves aren’t we doubting Who God is in us? 

We are limiting who we can be through Christ when we don’t believe who He is in us.

“You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

Though we fear, God is with us. “Do not fear, for I am with you;” Isaiah 41:10

Though we doubt, God is within us. “God is within her, she will not fall;” Psalm 46:5

God has a plan for each one of us and it is THE BEST and He will equip us for everything He has for us.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

“Now may the God of peace.. equip you with everything good to do His Will, working in us what is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21 

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Even in her weak game, they won and she still managed to get player of the game. She did good, she did enough but she could have done so much more.

Those words are like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

She did good, she did enough but she could have done so much more.

I don’t want to be that. I don’t want to be doing good enough when God wants to do immeasurably more than we can think ask or imagine.

It is really easy in our world to do enough Jesus to feel good enough.

If you post enough Bible verses, go to church enough to say you go.

Just do enough good.

Just read the Bible enough to know the good Bible verses.

Enough to answer the questions in Sunday School.

“Good is the enemy of great.” – Christine Caine

“Now to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His Power that is at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20

Get your hands up, believe God has more for you and then don’t be afraid to live it.

“A thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in ABUNDANCE.” John 10:10

This isn’t about God wanting us to be happy.

This is not the prosperity Gospel.

This is God has equipped us to be the absolute very best.

Not because anything in ourselves but because of EVERYTHING Christ is in us. 

We can be immeasurably more because of Jesus.

We can have life and have it in Abundance. 

We can our cake and eat it too because of Jesus.

He is the only reason we can be so much better than just good enough to get by.

YOU HAVE THAT IN YOU.

You have it in you to be the BEST. Don’t walk in good when the best is available to you. 

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