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This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:
Ready? Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.
It’s a phrase that seems to have become somewhat trendy in recent years:
You are enough.
Ever since the first time I saw those three words strung together, they grated on me. I bristled at their proposition. Why? Because I know I’m not.
I’m not enough.
And sometimes that bothers me and I feel the weight of it, the weight of giving, giving, giving, and always coming up short.
But eventually God pulls me out of the fog by His grace and reminds me of the truth:
I’m not supposed to be enough.
If I were designed to be enough on my own, I wouldn’t need Him. I wouldn’t need a Savior. I wouldn’t need a Lord. I wouldn’t need a Redeemer.
It’s like Paul says, “I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Paul knew that if he were enough, if he were sufficient to meet his own needs, He wouldn’t need Jesus.
It’s not easy to boast in weakness. It certainly doesn’t come naturally. Not to me, at least. It’s not easy to boast about the fact that I’m not enough. I want to be enough. But that’s not what I’ve been created to be.
I was created to be a worshipper — and in order to fulfil my God-given identity, I need to worship the only One who is enough. The One who is more than enough for every need I’ll ever encounter.
He is more than enough for me.