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2.7.2020 – Enough

It suddenly struck me last night…

–that I’ve been more focused on my “hinderances,” than on what I “have.”

What happens when we focus on the lack more than on being grateful for what we do have?

What happens when we focus on the hindrance, the struggle, the frustration, the inability

that thing we stumble over, that thing we so desire to be able to do– with ease

What happens when our “inability” is more of our focus than on what we’ve been given the ability to do? What we’ve been created to do…

We fail to fully and wholeheartedly embrace the very thing we are created, and designed to do.

All because of dwelling on the things we feel we cannot do well enough.

Have you ever felt like you just weren’t enough?

It’s a distraction. It’s an illusion.

Because the truth is, in Christ, “I am enough.”

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10

When I begin to feel like I’m not “enough” I can know that it’s nothing but an illusion of the enemy to distract my focus, to take me from what I am to really do, that I would become ungrateful for what I do have.

Do you know how the word, “enough” is defined?

“as much or as many as required.”

Synonyms:

adequate, ample, abundant, plenty, sufficient, full measure

Isn’t that something?

“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 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

What would happen if I were to fully appreciate and put my whole heart into “that thing” that God has led me to, for my own life, in the completely unique way that He has made me to be?

What if…. everything else that I am all concerned over, all of the areas where I feel frustration about “my inadequacy“…

(and by the way, the word “inadequate” is an antonym of the word “enough” which means it’s a lie)

What if… all of that just falls into place?

What if… I don’t even need to feel concerned over it at all?

What if… God’s going to take care of it all? 🤔

God, forgive me for focusing on what I feel is lacking in me, rather than on what You have so graciously given me. You have given me my very own “thing” to do with my life. You have given me my very own way to “be” — uniquely, and authentically me.

I can trust that You will do the work that needs to be done in me, to get me to the place of being who You’ve always dreamed me to be. 💐

Thank You for reminding me of this truth and showing me the way.

I am going to love, and be thankful for what You have given me, Lord.

-Heather 🌺

2 thoughts on “2.7.2020 – Enough

  1. Thank you so much for being transparent. We all struggle with this but seldom tell anyone . I want to start a home business and I know it’s God but the enemy says are you enough? I know why he doesn’t want me to succeed. I am full of joy when I do this work! Joy spreads to others too. One goal is for new converts to have a Bible and devotional books to help them grow. He hates that idea! Pray for me. I will share my victory with you Heather. I am a grandma and will pray for you. You see I believe in you. You have a tender heart as I did at your age and hopefully still! One word of protection, sweet Heather. Guard against being offended. The enemy try’s to use our tenderness to hurt us. Don’t buy his lie. I believe God will use all things for my good and give it to God. He will vindicate you but you move on either way. Don’t let the enemy stop your skip even for a minute. Learn from my mistakes😀 press on and don’t look back. He’s nuts about you . Never be afraid of anything or anyone except a healthy fear of the Lord.

    1. Hello Cathy! Isn’t it something how easy it can be to listen to the lies sometimes… so thankful when the Holy Spirit reveals to us the things we are believing about ourselves and about our lives… and how He so lovingly resets us, and speaks the truth to us that renews us again. Wow, what a beautiful idea you have, I can see why the enemy would attempt to shut that down for sure. I pray that the Lord will grow this beautiful ministry and that it will bring Him glory in a powerful way! And yes, what you said about “offense” is right on point… that is one thing I have to stay on guard against. There have been times my feelings have been hurt and before I know it, I am saying things that I hear myself say that I’m like “oh wait a minute… Lord, what’s going on here in my heart? Can we work on that, will You help me? Forgive me Lord, set me back straight.” You are so right, thank you for that reminder! The Lord is teaching me how to let things go that need to be let go of. It has been a challenging and beautiful process. Bless you, Cathy! Thanks so much for writing me! – Heather

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