Tuesday, August 06, 2013

What's wrong with me?

Before any of you think, "Oh no, this is a post on the Bachelorette!"... hang in there... we're going somewhere with a point... promise.

So yeah, I was excited about the Bachelorette finale & I'll admit, it didn't end how I thought I would... that's a whole other post...

But I always hate when they bring out the last few guys that get dumped.  How hard is it to come out & see the person that you fell in love with & even worse, see them happy & engaged to someone else... ouch...

I think it happens every time though on these "After the Rose" show... it looks like this...

They're sitting side by side & when Chris Harrison, master of wrangling all the uncomfortableness (how's that for a word?) says, "Do you have any questions for so & so?"

Every time... every.stinking.time.... the person who was just dumped will say, "When did you know it wasn't me?... & then the question that kills me, "What did I do wrong?  Could I have done anything different?"

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oh... the heartache....

I hate that...

but I think we can all relate... those moments when we say in a way, "Why am I not good enough?"

We tend to do that in relationships... we tend to do that when we don't get promoted on a job... we tend to do that when we're over looked...

I even tend to do it in small areas of my life... why can't I cook good enough... why can't I run faster... why won't my hair do what I want...

It's always a feeling of "What's wrong with me?"

Last night when I was watching Drew (Bless his cute little sweet heart) ask, once again, "Could I have done anything different to change the outcome?" I just felt how so many of us don't find our own self worth...

& then I thought how many times we may not even feel good enough for God to love us...

we think we're too messed up... we think we've failed Him already so many times, He couldn't possibly love us... we think we're just not worth loving or saving...

I don't know what made me feel that way... maybe someone needs to hear this today... maybe some day I'll need to be reminded of this & look back on my blog about it...

but I started looking up verses on "Not my own strength"... & came across this

"Not by might not by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty"
Zechariah 4:6

For some reason, that is comforting to me... it's not about what I can do... it's about what HE can do...

Its not about my strength... its about HIS

So if you ever feel like you're not good enough today - anywhere in your life - know you are good enough for the Creator of the World... no matter what

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. 
He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.
~Zephaniah 3:17


  1. A very touching post...I pray that whoever needs it today is brought to it. :) For me, it went nicely with my Bible study. I'm looking into what the Bible has to say about who God is, his sovereignty, his power, etc.

    He knew us from the beginning, he knows each hair on our heads, there is nothing we can think or say that he doesn't already know, no place we can go that he isn't there. Such comfort!

  2. Okay, I have to say I really admire how you can take After the Final Rose and turn it into evangelization! Always thinking, you are!

  3. I have to say I do not watch the Bachelor or bachelorette but I loved how you turned it to you and finding strength in God, Very nice.

  4. Ooh, great insight! If only Des had said something like that to Drew!


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