It’s a popular word these days, isn’t it? I think I understand why, but something about the whole idea also confuses me.
When we feel like we are not enough, what does that mean, exactly?
What’s enough? Is there ever enough? Enough for what?
Who or what are we measuring ourselves against in this conversation? Other women? Men? Friends or family members? People who are richer, prettier, skinnier? Better mothers, wives, leaders, teachers?
Maybe I’m over analyzing this, but it’s beginning to make my stomach hurt.
And I’m starting to think that maybe enough should not be the lens through which we look at ourselves and our lives.
It seems like enough always comes from a framework of comparison, a lack of understanding of how God views us and how much He loves us.
Truth is, we’re not enough. But we’re not less than either.
By ourselves, we’re nothing, actually.
This belief doesn’t come from a place of insecurity or a lack of confidence; it’s solid truth.
“All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created.” (John 1:3)
In Him we live and move and exist. (Acts 17:28)
Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing. (John 15:5)
What I’m trying to say is simply this. Don’t look at other people and think that you are not enough.
But don’t look at yourself and think that you are enough, either.
Look at Jesus and know that He is enough.
P.S. Linking up this week with Angela Parlin at #RaRaLinkup, Jennifer Dukes Lee at #TellHisStory, Holley Gerth at Coffee for Your Heart, Lyli Dunbar at ThoughtProvokingThursday, Crystal Twaddell at FreshMarketFriday and Dawn Klinge at Grace & Truth.