5 Answers on Being ‘Good Enough’

By   •   July 10, 2015   •   Topics: ,

“Despicable” isn’t a word we use very often—unless you’re talking to a 5-year-old about the yellow, overalls-wearing “minions” from the movie, Despicable Me.

But if we’re not careful, we can harbor negative thoughts and believe that we really do deserve to be hated or mistreated—that we really are despicable. Have you ever found yourself wondering if you’re “good enough” or if bad things keep happening to you because you’ve done something wrong?

God doesn’t expect us to be perfect, and He certainly doesn’t want us to hate or detest ourselves. These five answers from Billy Graham may help you:

Q: I feel like I’ll never be good enough to follow Christ.
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer

Q: How do I know if I’ve been good enough to get into heaven?
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer

Q: I don’t see why God even puts up with us.
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer

Q: I guess people like me are just hopeless.
>> Read Billy Graham’s answer

Q: How can I become a better person?
>> Read more in this answer

God is waiting for you, just as you are. .

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5 Comments

  1. janet martin says:

    This is so true- we need to believe Jesus told us to come as we are!!

  2. Steven says:

    Dear Billy, I feel that I was not good enough for the love of my parents and though they have died I still feel that I am not good enough, I know better yet still feel and believe I am not good enough in anything. Do you have the answer? Billy please let me know your answer. Thank you.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Steven,
      Please consider visiting to chat with a member of our team about the peace you can have in your heart.

  3. Debbie says:

    Thank you for these comments. I think the one I hear the most is “I’ll never be good enough to follow Christ.” We are all His children if we just acknowledge him, his death and resurrection, pray to him, try and live Godly lives, and help others. Share the gospel. It has a lot of meaning for those who are needing spiritual guidance.

  4. Liz says:

    This is a very good read, I pray many will find this helpful, thank you so much , it answered some questions for me. God Bless