I’ve been thinking a lot about something lately. Maybe this only applies to me, but I thought I’d share it anyway. I struggle with being enough.
I was in the shower the other morning and I was thinking about all of the things I haven’t been doing well. How I just wasn’t enough.
And you know what I realized? I’m not enough.
But I do know the one who is Enough. He is enough for my marriage. He is enough for my husband. He is enough for my children. He is enough.
And that means I don’t have to be enough. I can just rest in Him.
Phil. 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Have a beautiful day!
You are definitely not alone in that worry. I actually have really high self-esteem and confidence, and I still feel like I’ll never be enough. (I’m a perfectionist… so… kinda hard to meet that expectation.)
Thanks for your comment. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist (married to a perfectionist) too, so maybe that’s part of where it comes from. I’m also a first born. Are you?
I am so grateful that God is enough for all of us!
You are not alone, friend. The not-enoughs are what led to a 10+ year struggle with an eating disorder. I too am grateful God is enough for all of us. Thanks for sharing your heart. Blessings. xoxo
Thank you for your comment. I think so much of the stuff I struggle with comes from that place of “not enough.” I can relate to your words. I am grateful that we both know the answer and Savior of our souls! <3
I struggle in this area also. But I love that when we are not enough He is enough for us! I am learning to rest in Him like you said!! I like that verse in Philippines also. I read it in a new light tonight, and in saying that God meets all of our needs that includes Him meeting our need to be accepted and loved! Thanks for your post, your honesty and encouragement!
Elizabeth, I love that I found your blog today (from Pincredible Thursdays!) because isn’t this something we all need to hear sometimes? I totally beat myself up when I feel this way, and lately God’s been showing me I’m not alone. Don’t we all feel this way? But I need that continual assurance from Him that His love is bigger than I can even ask or imagine and in Him we’re always enough, because He’s enough for us. Love this and thanks for sharing!