We are looking to the Word of God to uncover truths (50 in all) of how God sees each one of us. If this is your first time here or you simply need a reminder of how God sees you, click here to begin reading through the series.
Seeing Ourselves as Enough Through the Eyes of God
“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.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)
How often have you heard someone say you are not enough? It starts when we are children. You can’t ride the roller coaster because you’re not tall enough. You need a babysitter because you’re not old enough to stay home by yourself.
By the time we’re in school, people may stop saying we’re not enough, but the message comes through loud and clear. The coach doesn’t put you in the game because you’re not athletic enough. “He” doesn’t ask you out because you’re not pretty enough. You don’t get the part in the school play because you’re not talented enough. Then you get turned down for the job you applied for because you’re not experienced or educated enough.
Pretty soon we begin to believe we’re not enough. The world tells us to place our confidence in our abilities, our education, and even our appearance. So when all we see is what we can’t do or who we aren’t, we allow our insecurities to stop us from following God’s call on our lives.
When I was a little girl, I wasn’t tall enough to reach the kitchen cabinets, so I would use a chair to climb on the countertop so I could reach what I needed. I didn’t allow what I wasn’t stop me from climbing to the top.
I still have to use a stool or a chair to reach the top shelves in my kitchen because on my own I’m not tall enough, but not being enough shouldn’t stop us from moving forward. Not being educated enough didn’t stop two ordinary men from displaying great courage and impressing those around them.
“When they [the Jewish leaders] saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13 NIV). Don’t let your not enough stop you from moving forward because God in you is more than enough.
I don’t have to be enough because God is more than enough.
Dear Heavenly Father, You have chosen to work through me, and on my own I am not enough. But through Your power working through me, I can accomplish Your will. Help me to not focus on where I am lacking but to keep my eyes on You. In Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.
“… for when I am weak, then I am strong—the less I have, the more I depend on Him.” 2 Corinthians 12:10 (TLB)
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Rest in His presence.