For many of us, we are taught that “one day you will be enough”.
One day when you find your prince charming and get married, then you’ll be enough (because someone wants you and find you valuable).
One day when you establish your career and make a lot of money, then you’ll be enough (because your worth is defined by the commas in your account).
One day when you contribute to the world by doing philanthropic work, then you will be enough (because your worth is defined by how much you give to the world).
One day when you move out and become independent, needing no one, then you’ll be enough (because you are born a burden to your parents and you are NOT enough when you are born).
All of those, a lie.
Because the search for enough is never ending in this world’s system, if you choose to live in that realm of reality.
The search ends when you accept and believe that God has made you enough, that you are whole because Jesus took the place for your “not enough” and credited to your account who He is- perfect and “enough”.
You are, perfect and enough in His eyes.
There is something settling about finding your place in God’s embrace, when He speaks over you “you are enough”.
Even though your parents, your surroundings, your peers might not find you to be enough, you sink deeper into His unending “enough”. There is an overflowing enough where your burdens are light and your responsibilities little.
All He has called you to is to rest and allow your burdens to become His.
Those burdens seem to vanish quickly, sinking into His love.
Why is it that many of us are cute and unconditionally loved when we are children, but when we grow up it seems that love is limited?
Because people encounter disappointments after disappointments in their own life…..and they push hopes and dreams on you, hoping that you’ll BE THE ONE to make them happy.
They hope that MAYBE you’ll give them the hope they need to continue dreaming and living, maybe you’ll be the one to save them.
The truth is only God can do that. Yes, you can give people hope, you can encourage them, but the true responsibility falls to the maker.
Who is the only one that knows you intimately, the one who formed you in your mother’s womb. We find peace and relaxation in His arms, knowing that He is taking care of us. Like a baby, we can sleep in peace and wake in peace.
We understand that it is His job to feed us, to nurture us, to protect us.
But many of us did not grow up that way, so we continue to live in fear. We live like orphans without a daddy. We become independent in the physical and material realm but still hoping that someone will tell us “I’m proud of you”, “you’ve made it”, and “you are worthy of my love”.
The truth is, no amount of verbal encouragement will ease the pain and void of not enough…only the embrace of the Father…can we find true ease.
“So it’s okay to come out of hiding now, I know you have been through hurts and disappointments.
I know people have failed you, but my love will never fail you. I will guide you and protect you. I will not leave you or forsake you. I will not disgrace or humiliate you. You are safe under my wings and protection. Come out my hidden ones. It is your time to shine. Come out my beautiful children. I am your Father. I will never hurt you. Come out beautiful children of mine, kings and queens of this earth and the heavenly realms”.
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