Do You Have What it Takes?

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Do you ever struggle with feeling simply not enough?

I’m in a season of living outside of my wheelhouse. Few things feel comfortable and ordinary at the moment, even the supposedly ordinary things. Much waiting is taking place. I await phone calls and emails that have life-changing potential. Online connections are much more than news-sharing – they are windows for growth in business, continuation of relationship, and sharing outwardly what feels very private, our adoption journey. How can I meet these head-on with excellence and intentionality?

Many days I awake and feel like I’m already behind. A kink in the schedule throws off my equilibrium. Full disclosure: I’ve been a grouch the past few days. Can anyone relate?

Decisions to make. Tasks to accomplish. People interrupting thought trains. Schedules shifting. Where will I find an enough-ness that is enough to meet today’s demands?

“He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

The enemy nags in my ear, “Fraud!” Will the nagging continue to distract attentions and detract worth? Or will I lean on a redirect? God, what do You have to say about this? 

About not feeling like I’m enough? God is enough. His grace is sufficient. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

About the fear that if I mess up everything will collapse? God “upholds the universe by the word of His power.” (Hebrews. 1:3)

About the apprehension on how everything will turn out? He declares the end from the beginning. Nothing surprises Him. (Isaiah 46:10)

About feeling like I’m out of my element? He is with me and I have no need to fear. (Joshua 1:9)

When there seems to be too much – too many options, too many tasks, too many demands, too many unknown factors – we can return to the simplicity of knowing He is enough. He is enough. I don’t have to be, because He is. And knowing that, I can begin with simply the next thing. Not all the things. Just the next one.