Daily Delight

Friday, July 3, 2015

One morning, as I was driving to work, God posed this question to me. "Am I enough?" My immediate answer was "Yes!" But do I live that way or is it just lip service to Him? Do I really mean it? 

Yes I do. I did not always know what I wanted in life. I thought I wanted success for myself. The most important thing to me was whether I was enough. Not if He was enough for me. 

We chase after dreams. We chase after success. We think if we find the perfect man, have the perfect job, perfect body, perfect hair and face...that it will be enough. But it won't. We will never measure to the ideal expectations of the world. Or even our own. Nothing will ever be enough. He showed me I am enough when He became my more than enough. 

I remember the times when I was broke and did not have two dimes in my name. I had thirteen cents in my bank account. I had bills piling and had no idea how they would get paid. I was unemployed for a full six months. I had friends and then I gave them up because God told me they were holding me back. These were the hardest months of my life it seemed. But in those moments, I found that He was enough. In my midst of my nothing, He became my everything. He proved that I do not need anything or anyone more than Him. 

He is my peace. He is my joy. He is my healer. He is my Savior. He is my comfort. He is my best friend. He is my first and last love. He is more than enough. More than I could wish for. 

He is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the path of righteousnesss for His name's sake. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For He is with me. His rod and staff comfort me. He prepares a table before me in the midst of my enemies. He anoints my head with oil. My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of my Lord forever. -Psalm 23 (paraphrased)

I wish everyone could see Him the way I do. Is He enough for you? You are enough for Him. Why wouldn't He be enough for you? Do not let the doubt creep in. The biggest lie that Satan has us believe is that we are not enough. The second lie we sometimes believe is that God is not enough for us. This is my prayer for you today.

Father, open up our eyes and help us to see you. See that you are more than enough. That we may not feel worthy in our own eyes, but to you we are. Your love makes us worthy. Your grace makes us worthy. Become our enough. Became our everything. In the middle of our pain, you are there. In the middle of our fear, you are there. Show us that we can depend on you in every situation. Help us not to want. 

{photo: @katebooye}

About the Author

Mare has a heart completely taken by Jesus. She loves to help encourage single women. In her spare time, she is working on a book. She is also a songwriter/singer. She lives in pursuit of the heart of the Father.


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