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6.30.2021 – “Not good enough.”

What if…

what I’ve been “looking for”

“waiting on God for”

thinking I need

…has really been right here in front of me

already placed right here, within my own two hands

all this time?

What if…

what I’ve been seeking…

looking for…

is just right here before me

right here within the grasp of my own fingers?

And what if

I just need to

see it,

as YOU see it, Father?

Yes!

What if…

what I am putting my hands to—right now

is exactly

and so simply

what I am to be doing?

The “missing piece” to “this mystery”…

that I’ve been so desperately “trying to solve.”

Trying to “figure out”…

And what if…

I been too preoccupied with my eyes,

too ungrateful

to be able to clearly see?

And what if

“comparison”

has led me to look

everywhere around me

except for right here,

at what I have been given?

What if…

the enemy

would like me to lay it down…throw it away

toss it aside…

because

“What I do does not feel not ‘good enough’, God…”

“…don’t I need to be more like ‘them’? Oh, if only I were more like ‘them’…”

“Wouldn’t You be more pleased with me, God… if I were more like ‘them‘?”

But what if…

the thing that God has placed before me to do

is more than plenty “good enough?”

What if…

not only is it “plenty good enough”…

but what if…

it’s “extremely important”

to God

that I do

what He’s placed before me

to do?

And what if…

I stop looking through the lens

of “comparison”…

what if I throw it to the ground and crush that lens…

…and I choose to become grateful for the role He has given me?

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”—1 Thessalonians 5:18

And what if I remember

that it’s not in how

big” or “small

significant” or “insignificant

“seen” or seemingly “unseen”

…it’s in what He choses to do, and how He choses to work through

in and through—obedience

…and in using what He puts in my hands to do.

“The LORD will work out his plans for my life–for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever.”—Psalm 138:8

Am I too busy

looking around ungratefully

to see

my assignments”

…what He

has given me

to be,

and to do?

But what if…

I continue to walk the path that He has set before me

and I set my heart to

what He has put into my hands

to do…

and to be

exactly who

He has created me to be.

What if…

I posture myself before Him…

and I “be” who He has called me to “be“…

and I simply put my hands to

what He has called me to do

What if…

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”

Yes, Lord. I see it now. ✨

It doesn’t have to be so complicated or confusing, does it?

Thank You for these reminders, Father. 💝

Sometimes I lose sight, sometimes I lose focus. But You are so faithful to help me to see. And sometimes You have to show me the things, that I need to see, that I don’t want to see in me… but You do it so that I can begin to see the truth, to see more clearly—from Your eternal perspective.

When I start to think maybe I’m “not good enough”… or that what You have given me to walk in is “not good enough”…You remind me of Your truth.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”—Ephesians 4:10

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. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.“—2 Corinthians 12:9-10

“…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”—Philippians 4:11

Thank You, Father. 💝

-Heather 🌺

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