When you just don't feel like enough

Originally published Tuesday, 21 January 2014.

God can give you all you need. He will give you more than enough. You will have everything you need for yourselves. And you will have enough left over to give when there is a need. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLV)

This morning my husband and I fought. We argued on our mountain bike ride because I didn’t feel like enough. 

I didn’t feel fit enough to be cycling with him. 

My whole life I’ve struggled with feeling like enough. (tweet this)

As a child I tried to be good enough

As a teen I compared myself to others never feeling pretty enough.

As a twenty something I worked hard at my job but rarely felt capable enough

As I nursed my husband through various cancer treatments there were many times when I didn’t feel adequate enough.

In many ways my life has been defined by my belief that I fail to measure up in many ways. This belief has caused me to feel insecure. 

As I thought about what changes I’d like to make in 2014 I came across the idea of  oneword365

I liked the idea of picking one word that sums up who I want to be or how I want to live, one word that I can focus on every day, all year long.


I knew almost immediately this was the word for me, that this is the lesson my soul needs to learn this year. 

I need to learn that I am enough. (tweet this)

I want to live like God is enough. 

I found a verse in 2 Corinthians that speaks about how God can give me all I need. That he can give me more than enough. 

When I come alive in God’s grace, that is enough for everything I need, I will have enough left over to give myself away to others in need. 

As I realise God is enough for me, I will believe that I am enough for him. (tweet this)

Ponder: What one word would you choose to shape 2014? 

Prayer: God, I believe you can give me everything I need. Thank you that your grace is more than enough for me. Amen. (tweet this)

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