Enough, Am I Enough?

Enough: determiner & pronoun
1. as much or as many as required
adverb
1. to the required degree or extent 

We often get this thought running through our minds at one point in life, for some of us maybe we think this everyday. We struggle with the concept that maybe we are enough. Our minds belittle ourselves, people belittle us.

Am I Enough?
Am I Worth It?

I know for myself, this is something I struggled with on a daily basis for many years. I just didn’t believe I was enough or that I was worth it. Constantly trying to prove myself, trying to prove to everyone that I was enough. I wanted to believe I was enough by other people’s view of me. I was deemed by my own mind that I was not good enough, and by being enough that would solve everything. For so long I struggled with the fact that there was no possible way of me being enough or me being worth it. I couldn’t see value in myself and I lost sight in things that mattered. I would always base my worth on other people’s validation of me which when someone you care so deeply for doesn’t give you that validation, it hurts a flippen lot.

Am I Enough?
Am I Worth It?

We think by having the best clothes, best car, latest technology device, best shoes, a really good feed on Instagram, a lot of likes on our posts and photos that we can be enough, that we are worthy but even then there’s still something inside of us that longs for something more, something more desirable to prove that we are enough or worth it.

Being enough is simply who you are, who you are made to be.
You don’t need other people’s validation to prove that you are deemed enough or worthy, as you are created to be just like you.
Genesis 1:27 says “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them”
Psalm 139:13-18 says You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!”

Before you were born, God knitted you in you mother’s womb, He made you the way you are today, so fearfully and wonderfully made. He deems you enough, He deems you as worthy through the blood of Jesus Christ. “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” –John 3:16. God our perfect Father, gave up His only Son for each and every single one of us.
“He never sinned, nor deceived anyone.
He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threatened revenge when He suffered. 
He left his case in the hands of God who always judges fairly.
He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross, so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. 
By His wounds, you are healed.” – 1 Peter 2:22-24
God loves you so very much that He says that you are enough.
Before Jesus was taken to be crucified, He was spending time with God praying and said, “My father! If it is possible let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” – Matthew 26:39, imagine knowing that you are going to be taken by guards at anytime, betrayed by one of your friends to be killed, knowing that you were going to die for the people on this earth, to fulfill the scriptures, to wash away everyone’s sins? I don’t know about you but I think I would be a upset and even angry. But Jesus went through with it because of the love He has for each and every one of us. Does this not show that we are enough, that Jesus personally carried our sins on the cross just so we can have eternal life.

I am enough!
I am worth it!

I know that I am not perfect, but in God’s eyes He sees me as His child and He loves me, He has chosen me like He has chosen you as well. I know that I am enough for Him and that is all that matters. I can now look at myself and realise that I am worth it and I deserve to be treated like I matter because I do. I can see my worth now and I hope you can too. Through all the chaos and mess you may be in, you are still enough. No matter where you are in life, you are enough, no matter what you have done, you are enough.

christ is in me, i am enough

 

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