As I sat around the table in Bible study, I could see that several books had not been completed. Ladies fidgeted and tried to hide the emptiness. My heart was anxious over the thought of it. I’ve been there so many times. The whispers telling me…you are not as good as her. You don’t even understand the Bible. You can’t manage your home enough to get it done. I’d slide my book a little further under, prop open the Bible, or simply lean my body on the blank page.
It didn’t matter if the cat threw up on the sofa, the toddler wrote on his face with a sharpie, or if I simply hit the snooze button, again. The pages were empty and I still felt defeated. Unworthy. I believed the lie that there was no point in trying. I’ve even dropped out of a Bible study for that very reason *gasp*. I know. Can you imagine? Of course you can. I think you have probably been there, too.
But these thoughts? They are lies. All schemes of an enemy who HATES us. An enemy who has everything to gain by talking us into quitting that study. Sometimes I get so mad when I think about how much power I let him have over me. Oh, the lies I’ve believed. But not tonight!
To the girl who didn’t finish today’s Bible study homework…you are LOVED anyway. When God looks at your book, He smiles. You spent time with Him. YES! He is not embarrassed about the blank spaces…even if you didn’t fill in one single word. Never be ashamed of your best efforts. No matter how small the enemy makes them out to be. Let’s claim the victory that is already ours. Let’s do this thing!
A girl who doesn’t finish every question in her Bible studies
Have you ever felt this way? What encouragement would you offer?
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