I’ve always strived to be enough.
Maybe, just maybe, if I’m “enough” of all these things I will feel like I can relax. I won’t have to work so hard to be loved and accepted.
The definition of “enough” in the dictionary is: Adequate for the want or need; sufficient for the purpose or to satisfy desire.
God has been reassuring me that I really am enough. I don’t have work so hard to be all those things. He loves me just how He created me.
I’m anchoring my thoughts on God’s truth not my perceived truth. He says in 2 Corinthians 3:5 “Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”
I don’t have to work at being competent or enough in my own power. It comes from God.
I’ve read scriptures over the years that tell me God loves me right where I am but I just kept spinning my wheels of striving. Just try harder, right?
I knew full well that I “fell short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23) but kept missing the next verse. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins. Romans 3:24 NLT
This past week though I was in the middle of a workout and trying so hard to “give enough” of myself to the workout. Not enough of myself to God mind you but to the workout. I’m all for giving your all. The thing is I wasn’t doing it to honor God with my body. I was striving to be enough of me again.
I heard God say very loudly in my spirit, “Laura, you’re enough.” Seriously people I was undone right there.
Somehow that sealed the deal. I felt weaker and yet more content in that moment than I believe I ever have before.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Let’s anchor our souls to the truth that God says we really are enough because of the power of Christ!