Enough

enoughThe cultural speak of today is always about being enough. I have to be powerful enough, rich enough, athletic enough, beautiful enough, strong enough, smart enough, important enough, talented enough, popular enough, and I could go on.

Nowhere is that more evident than on social media. Without a doubt social media envy is a real thing. We see the status updates or photos that our friends post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, and at times it stirs within us a feeling of inferiority. It pushes the buttons of our insecurities. “Why can’t my vacations be as awesome as theirs?” “I wish I could have a car like that.” “I wish I could have a life like that.” “Do they ever have a bad day?” Just remember, anyone can make life look great in a captured moment.

Because that is the societal mantra of the day, it leaves us asking the question, “Am I Enough?” Undoubtedly, to a person, at the core of our being we are always reluctantly admitting that we are not. That’s why we push harder. That’s why we find ourselves competing and comparing ourselves to others. That’s why some become workaholics, alcoholics, addicted to drugs of all kinds (prescription and illegal); it’s why some are always seeking the approval of those they know and even don’t know; it’s why some wear masks and masquerade as someone they are not; it’s why some are driven to depression because they feel like they can never measure up.

When we let culture set the standard for what defines “being enough,” we (and by “we,” I mean everyone) always fall short. Always.

But God is God enough. Which means He is more than enough.
• He’s more than enough when your emotional tank is on empty and have nothing left to give.
• He’s more than enough when you are physically exhausted and in need of rest.
• He’s more than enough when your children are sick and you feel helpless.
• He’s more than enough when there is no margin in your life.
• He’s more than enough when you feel like you’re not enough.

We see that He is more than enough all throughout Scripture. God was more than enough when Moses felt incapable of leading the children of Israel out of Egypt. God was more than enough when they faced the Red Sea. God was more than enough when David faced Goliath. He was more than enough when David had failed. God was more than enough for Elijah on Mount Carmel. God was more than enough when Nehemiah had to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. He was more than enough when Gideon faced improbable odds. God has always been, and always will be, more than enough.

What He requires of you and me is to submit to Him all we are, and all we have, and He will turn our not enough into more than enough.


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