Sep 28, 2016 / Devotionals / Life / Songs
You Are Enough
One of the areas of life that I’ve constantly struggled with is defining my worth. We all have different definitions of what makes us valuable members of society.
“My worth is in my job.”
“My worth is in being a good parent.”
“My worth is in being a good child.”
“My worth is defined by what others think of me.”
“My worth is in how much I get done.”
And the list goes on and on…
My greatest struggle with worth is feeling like I have to perform to earn love.
I fear that if I’m not doing enough each day then I’m not worthy of people accepting me and caring for me. Each day can feel like a bullet list of things to do before I can feel I’m lovable.
Oftentimes this leaves me with too many unchecked boxes at the end of the day and a feeling of failure. Questions linger in the back of my mind…
“Am I enough?”
“Did I do enough today?”
“What if I don’t get enough done in life?”
“What if I don’t have IT in me to be/do/perform enough?”
One of my favorite Psalms speaks directly to this idea of wondering if we’re enough:
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.”
-Psalm 139: 13-14
It turns out maybe God din’t forget an ingredient in the recipe of making Isaac. It’s also true He didn’t forget an ingredient when he made you! We are all made wonderfully in our own unique ways.
When I struggle with my worth I’m really questioning if God messed up when he made me. In these times I’m not doubting my efforts – I’m doubting God’s skill as my maker!
There’s a simple line from a song that often comes to mind when I hit these times.
“You are enough.” These little words somehow they’re changing us.
-Sleeping At Last
It is amazing how three simple words can change how I see myself. I wanted a simple reminder of this so I created a background for my phone to remind me every day that I Am Enough!
If you’d like to use this same phone background you can download it here.
Whatever is at the root of our struggle for worthiness will continue to dictate our actions until we replace it with a truth. I choose to believe that I’m enough no matter what else I get done, no matter how well I’m accepted, and no matter if I come up with a good ending to this article or not.
On that note – I think that’s enough said about this topic for now.