When did good become a bad word?
When did we start comparing it to all the other superlatives, watching it fail?
Good is not best. Or awesome. Or extraordinary. Or amaaaazing. But that doesn't mean it's bad. Good isn't a B-. It's not something we settle for. In fact, it should be something we aspire to.
Good is good enough for this earth:
"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." -Genesis 1:31
Good is good enough for servanthood:
"Well done, good and faithful servant!" -Matthew 25:23
Good is good enough for wives:
"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord." -Proverbs 18:22
Good is good enough for God:
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever" -Psalm 107:1
So why should we have a standard that's higher than God's? Why would we beat ourselves up, thinking that just being good is failing? Why do we tell ourselves it's not exceptional, it's not perfect, it's not worthy, it's not enough?
I'm a good mom. With good kids. And a good husband. We've been blessed with good things, by a good God. And all of that, all of me, and all of HIM, is enough.