You are Enough

12If you are like me, when someone tells you “you are enough” you recoil just a little bit. Or maybe you have never been told that, and you would find it hard to believe if someone gave you the go ahead to feel worthy. To be honest, it is not people we should look to in order to feel worthy in the first place. But isn’t this what gets us into trouble? Isn’t it the constant seeking of value from those around us that makes us feel even worse about ourselves?
We as humans like to think that our self-esteem is not driven by the thoughts and remarks of others. We as women especially like to think we don’t compare ourselves to each other. That we don’t ascribe our value to the clothes we wear or the job we have or the mom’s group we belong to, our relationship status, etc. We do though. Boy do we compare. It is at that point where you tell yourself “I am not enough, I could never be enough” that you need to stop and ask yourself a very important question.
“Does God see me that way? Has He told me I am not enough?” You may not audibly hear His answer, but I will tell you friend, He has never said those things. Our Father is not a condemning one. He knows we are sinners and knows hat we fail. But by grace it is not our actions that define salvation anyway. Like Paul says in 2 Corinthians:
““My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Additonally, I love how modern hymn/worship artist Shane & Shane puts it in their song Your Grace is Suffient:
Your grace is sufficient for me
Your strength is made perfect
When I am weak
All that I cling to
I lay at Your feet
Your grace is sufficient
Grace is sufficient
Grace is sufficient for me
Like a modern day Paul we must recognize that it is by no might nor power of ours that we can say we are enough. But by grace through faith Christ says He is enough in us. Therefore, as redeemed children of God we can confidently and most assuredly say, “I am enough”. God uses the willing. When our prideful hearts want to believe that all our sin and darkness is our claim to shame and nothing else can define us but our sin and weakness, He lifts up our heads and says “child, you are enough to me”.
Oh how hard it can be to believe. But how beautiful it is to hear.
So friend, the next time you are tempted to feel weary and worthless, raise your head and say “I am enough”. Because this is how your Heavenly Father sees you.

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