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I Am Enough
Jill had a very thought provoking post on Friday. She says it so much better than I so go check it out HERE
. However, it did get me thinking. A month or so ago I wrote this post on Comparisons
– I think it really goes along with this thought so I wanted to continue in that vein and write about being “enough”.
It really got me thinking about that word- “enough” and what the connotations of that word are. I hear the word enough and think “that’s enough” meaning “no more” but the word takes a completely different meaning when it is put in the phrase “I am enough”. Webster’s Dictionary defines enough as: occurring in such quantity, quality, or scope as to fully meet demands, needs, or expectations”. That’s it- it meets all expectations. But, that brings up the question of WHOSE expectations? I liken it to enough being sufficient. And that takes my thoughts to 2 Corinthians 12:9:
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (ESV)
I Am Enough- because HIS grace IS enough- because in my weakness- he is making me strong and His power is being glorified. So, to sum that up- I Am Enough BECAUSE of my weaknesses. Those things that I perceive as “piddly”, obstacles, deterrents, speed bumps- those become why I am enough- because in those is where I see Him, feel Him, and even more importantly KNOW Him.
*I am enough even when I look in the mirror and don’t like what I see.
*I am enough even when I feel like I have failed in my journey
*I am enough even when the run/workout doesn’t go like I wanted it to
*I am enough even when I eat something I know I probably shouldn’t (ahem- such as the cheesecake I will eat at The Cheesecake Factory)
*I am enough even when I have mixed up priorities
*I am enough because all of my life experiences make me who I am.
*I am enough for one simple reason- because HE says I am enough (“for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.” 1 John 3:20)
Delighting in HIM,