Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Being enough.

I haven't blogged in a while, and I'll be honest... life is kicking my butt lately.
I'm always struggling to find balance, and never feeling like I've figured it out. I don't think I'm alone in that.

Last week one day was particularly tough. I fought back tears just feeling like I need to be all things to all people, need to do more and do it efficiently, and no matter what I do... it's never enough.
I skipped my morning workout and drowned my sorrows in a peanut butter donut.
And strangely, it didn't help. Ha! I still felt like I just wasn't enough.

Then I found this image from my friend Liv Lane.

"You are enough. Not because you did or said or thought or bought or created something special, but just because you always were."


And then I read this:
“The world says, ‘Perform.’
Jesus says, ‘Rest’." - Timothy Keller

Why are we struggling so hard? Why do I push and strive and drive myself crazy, only to feel like I've failed? Why are we trying so hard to perform? Who do we think we'll impress? Is it necessary?

If you're struggling with this, I hope you can take time to breathe, rest, and realize that you are enough.


Amy Ellen said...

Thank you for posting this today. I have struggled with this for many years. And still struggle today. I really needed a timely reminder. Thank you.

millerb said...

Have you read "Grace for the Good Girl" by Emily Freeman? It is about this very topic. It's one of the best books I've ever read. I won't even loan out my copy because I don't want to part with it.

Rustown Mom said...

I also think its good to remind the people in your life - toot your own horn. That's what it's there for! My mother used to say "You'll never have another Mother like me!" She was right!

Jenni Bader said...

So often I feel like I am not good enough, not qualified enough, not prepared enough, and all around just not enough. I allow myself to get stressed thinking about all the areas in which I lack. The problem is not that I'm not enough; it's that I am trying too hard to be enough all on my own. Colossians 2:10 says that I am complete in Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:5 says that my sufficiency is of God. 2 Corinthians 9:8 says that God is able to make all grace abound unto me so that, having sufficiency in all things, I can abound to every good work. I know that on my own I am NOT enough, but I am not on my own.

Karen Cooper said...

I totally needed this today. Thank you!