I am not enough


How many times have you said that, either to yourself or to someone else?

I have. A lot.

How many times did the person you’re with deny the comment?

Again, lots.

But despite their claims, the truth is I am not enough.

I can’t be.

I am not perfect. I don’t do all things well. I barely do anything well.

I fail a lot.

I speak when I should be quiet and am quiet when I should speak. I do when I should wait and wait when I should do. As Paul says in Romans 7:19, I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.

At the end of John 15:5, Jesus tells us, Apart from me you can do nothing.

A tiny drop in a massive ocean. That’s what I am. And I’m okay with it.


Because I have Jesus.

I am not separated from Him, so through Him I can do all things. (Phil 4:13)

HE is enough.

He can be enough for others through me.

I have a purpose. It’s not about being enough; it’s about being open to being used by Him. It’s about being His servant.

It’s a choice I make daily.

And a choice I struggle with regularly.

Because I like control. I want to do it myself. I want to be enough for my family, for my friends, for my readers.

But I can never be enough alone.

None of us can.



6 thoughts on “I am not enough

  1. Have you seen those suicide prevention posters ?

    “You are enough!”

    Those drive me batty. I get why they are trying to say, but I’m not! I’m not enough! If It wasn’t for Christ in my life I would have “called it quits” long long ago.

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