Five Minute Friday: Enough

 

Five Minute Friday

Here are Lisa-Jo Baker’s instructions for Five Minute Friday:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..


Enough

This word prompts such mixed feelings in me. Enough. Being both a Negative Nelly and a Positive Polly, enough means two different things to me.

My first thought is that God is enough. His unconditional love, His words, commands, selflessness, forgiveness, ultimate sacrifice.

It is enough. 
IT is enough.
It IS enough.
It is ENOUGH.

No matter my circumstances, my feelings or thoughts, God has given the greatest sacrifice of His son, that I might be enough.

Which leads to the Negative Nelly part of me. I never feel like I’m enough. Not a pretty enough wife. Not a good enough mother.  Not a patient enough homeschool teacher. Not a focused enough follower of Christ. Not obedient enough to His will for my life.

The truth is, I can never be enough. I wasn’t created to be enough. Not enough for my husband. Not enough for my children. Not enough for my friends. Not enough anything. But God is. He is my everything. He alone can fill every need, every hole, every empty space inside of me. It is His role to do that for my family and loved ones as well. Somewhere inside I have to let go and trust that He is enough.

He is enough.

He is enough.
He is enough.
He is ENOUGH.

Not just for me.

But for all of us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. LOVE this post!!! I feel exactly the same way lots of times! God has been teaching me that He is enough! We are in a state of transition…we just moved 10 hours away…and in the midst of all the newness and change…I cling to God because He IS enough!!!

  2. Ooh, yes. I, too, can get caught up in my not-enoughs, and it is going to be a lifetime of learning that He is. Amen and amen.

  3. Beautiful and encouraging.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I hope you have a Blessed Day,
    Sherry

  4. This was an encouragement to me :) Thanks so much! <3 Claire

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