It’s true I was raised with demeaning accusations that I was not enough, but now that I am grown and have raised my own children, now that I’ve known Christ, and now that I’ve recognized my gifts and my failings, I wonder why I still have that word in my vocabulary. Enough.
Of course we all have different circumstances when we wonder if we have, if we are, if we will be…enough.
There have been financial times of wishing we have enough, enough to pay our debts, enough to wear, enough to share, and even times of longing for enough to eat (particularly at some holidays known for consuming more than enough). And wonderful provisions like our Surprise Us for Dinner, God story – where God showed us He could, and would provide enough.
There have been times of wanting to be enough – enough for our children and their children to feel secure and loved. Times of wanting to be enough to meet my spouse’s needs, to qualify for a job, to be able to communicate well enough for someone not only understand it but activate it in their own life.
Times of wondering do I know enough, have I submitted enough, learned enough, to be used by God.
And then there are the promises from God – magnified by Webster’s dictionary which shows that sufficient means – enough!
2Cor. 12:9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Enough for the provisions – 2Pet. 1:3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
John 14:8 Philip *said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”
“It” means show us the Father is enough for us.
He is enough for us.
He alone can make us be enough for life’s challenges and circumstances.
Now I know why I still have that word enough in my vocabulary. It is a reminder that though I may feel I am not enough – though I may KNOW I am not enough, with Christ in me, I AM is enough.
How has Christ shown Himself as enough in your life?
Beautiful. In times past, I came to realize my scramble for more was really telling the Lord that He was not enough. Confession and repentance brought forgiveness, freedom, and peace. He is enough. It just took me a long time to realize it.
Yes, Mary! Me too. 🙂 Delores