If you are like me, your view of yourself can be quite disconcerting. I never felt worthy of God’s attention toward me, His thoughts of me, His love for me. Oh, in a general sense I knew I was included with the masses. In other words, scriptures that proclaim His love for his children, I accepted in a general sense, but not in a personal, intentional, or specific way. I just couldn’t internalize that kind of love.
God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1John 4:8-11 (NASB).
The love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit, Who was given to us” Romans 5:5 (NASB)
Over the course of time I began to understand that my attitude, was in effect a proclamation that the work that Jesus did on the cross wasn’t enough. God’s sacrifice of His Son Jesus and Jesus’ spilled blood wasn’t a big enough sacrifice to take care of my sin. Jesus’ tortured last days weren’t tortured enough to redeem me. This realization humbled me. I suddenly knew that I had it all wrong.
Dallas Willard, in his book, The Divine Conspiracy says this:
He [God] matters because of what he brought and what he still brings to
ordinary human beings, living their ordinary lives, and coping daily with
their surroundings. He promises wholeness for their lives. In sharing our weakness, he gives us strength and imparts through his companionship a life
that has the quality of eternity.
He comes where we are, and he brings us the life we hunger for. An early
report reads, “Life was in Him, life that made sense of human existence” (John 1:4). To be the light of life, and to deliver God’s life to women and men where they are and as they are, is the secret of the enduring relevance
Indeed, He is enough! My selfish attitude had made it all about me, when in reality it is about Who He is and what He did on the cross at Calvary that day. Jesus proclaimed the sufficiency of the Godly sacrifice as enough, when from the cross to which he was nailed he cried, “It is finished!”
 (Dallas Willard, 1998)