Every morning I pour a cup of tea. It’s captured my attention. How do I know when to stop pouring? I have large cups, small cups and in-between cups. So each morning the amount of tea I get depends on one thing…the vessel! It decides how much is “enough.”
This intriguing word has the power of being an adjective, pronoun, adverb or interjection. Is “enough” truly “enough?”
Looking at our lives, it seems like we never have enough:
- Time in the day
- Energy to keep up
- Resources to stay entertained
So we seek to find enough:
- Commitments to numb our pain
- Success to meet our needs
- Social validation to fill the void
Lots of us walk around thinking we do not have enough:
- Education or Experience
- Influence in life
- Meaningful relationships
It’s a never ending striving. So what is enough?
Our Enough is Jesus Christ. Everything, all sufficient! Our lives are a vessel for Him. We can be fully satisfied in-Him. When we declare, “Enough!” He responds with, “So glad you will trust me to give you the abundant life I have planned for you!!!” Our lives are on display for Him.
So it’s truly enough for us to…
Welcome weakness: “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
Resist Self-Sufficiency: “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
Embrace who we are In-Him: “ It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:5
We are Enough, because of Him!
Denise is a lover of good ground, good food and most radically God! You’ll often find her knee deep in the dirt, digging up something for dinner and digesting inspiration deposited in her heart. Her blooming ideas are born in the soil of God’s love for all mankind. Her most precious seeds are the three children entrusted to her through adoption; Mycheal, Levi and Nathalie. She also adores a beloved daughter-in-love; Lisa.