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?
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”
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.
Me, too, Kendra. Christ has definitely sustained me through some rough times.
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