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.”
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.