I stood there, streams of sadness and frustration flooded my heart and showed in my actions as I allowed lies to take hostage of my soul.
The sudden emotions of not feeling “good enough” crippled me and shut me down. I allowed my mood, thoughts, and destructive words to push out God’s promises for me.
Friends, I wish I could say this full-body takeover of not feeling enough was years ago, but Sisters, it was sadly only a few months ago.
My reactionary emotions stemmed from my needing to write a biography for the Sisterhood Ministries website. Yes, for this very ministry! It was wild, and honestly, I felt like I was slipping back to my old self before freedom and purpose from God redirected my thoughts and steps about myself.
My mind took an unhealthy U-turn and drove me to my past.
You see, for most of my life, I’ve felt as if I didn’t have much to offer. I didn’t have the skill set and the educational background to provide anything meaningful. But these emotions and thoughts were in the past, and I honestly believed I had moved past these emotions of not being good enough.
God gingerly reminded me that He is my everything. Once freedom settled back in, I believed that I did have a purpose planned out by our Father, and I better understood what being enough meant once again.
I will never be enough on my own, but by grace…
God made me enough.
I can stop trying.
I can stop striving.
I can let go of fear.
I can let go of doubt.
I can let go of not feeling equipped because He is my Equipper.
God’s love set me free and broke all the chains of not feeling enough. I was able to stand tall on the Solid Rock and remember that His love made me strong to move forward in whatever He asked me to do with Him.
So, when the nasty head of “not enough” showed up that Saturday morning, I was surprised by how quickly it silenced God’s truth.
What does a girl do when she feels so broken once again? She remembers who she is: God’s girl.I leaned into His Truths and recalled the lessons from God as He wooed me back to Him. Click To Tweet
Sisters, how do you see yourself? What lies does Satan love to whisper in your ears? Do you listen to the world? Do you listen to your Father, who knows you better than anyone else?
I want to slip into our hearts a few reminders from our Savior:
- We can do ALL things through Jesus; He is our strength. (Philippians 4:13 NIV)
- We need to remember Who resides in us; The Holy Spirit is our Helper. He equips us and will direct our steps. (John 14:26 NIV)
- We need to remember to place the Armor of God daily to combat the Liar. (Ephesians 6:11-18 NIV).
Sisters, God made you enough when He placed His Son on the cross. Jesus’ blood set you free and flowed in your unique calling. You are enough, sis, because of God’s love for you.
It did take me a couple of days to wrestle through my emotions of not feeling enough.
But with my head held high, I read the biography written about me by my husband and sent it out with confidence and liberation. (Yes, I was such a hot mess my husband wrote my biography. He has always seen me in a way that is hard for me to grasp sometimes, even today.)
I praise my Lord as He reminds me each day to turn my eyes on Him and remember how He sees me, and that is perfectly enough for me.