Calling on an old friend, Google (oh, you know her, too?), I looked up the definition of the word, enough. Here’s what I found: equal to the demands or needs : sufficient. And that was according to the other old friend, Merriam-Webster.
I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I am very casual about that word, enough. I’ll tag it along side negative emotions when I’m fed up with an uncooperative machine, frustrated with a website that has forgotten my password, limited by restrictions that are supposed to keep me safe … the list goes on — far too long to mention here. But I think you get my point.
Not too long ago, I had committed to decluttering spaces in my home. Notice how I specifically said spaces (and not the entire house), because I’m not ready to declare that I want my territory to enlarge. Responsibility and accountability accompanies that. In that commitment, I vowed to taking regular inventory of what existed to avoid overspending and buying things I already had in my (overlooked and hidden) possession — due to the clutter. To my amazement, I uncovered treasures of extra ___________ and __________ (go ahead and fill in the blanks, Friend, because I know you’ve probably done the same or had similar discoveries). So, the proclamation was I have more than enough.
But what about the face I see as I wake up in the morning? Too often I mis-speak words of discontent and negativity over her and utter discouraging words, “you’re not ________ enough.” Perhaps you may have done likewise.
Having lived (past tense) and currently living (present tense) in the seasons of inadequacies, and insecurities, I can testify that I have felt I wasn’t enough of a person to satisfy a need. That need may have been relational where being enough meant measuring up to someone else’s defined standard. Another flawed human being’s standard. Not enough to satisfy their requirements for companionship, friendship or partnership. Or being told that I’m not qualified enough to be suitable for a job I applied for and wholeheartedly felt confident I would be chosen for. You’re just not the right person for the need. Your qualifications, skills set or experience are not enough for the current situation, circumstance or need. Can you relate?
When I am reminded that the GOD I serve and depend on, is more than enough, it does more than lower my blood pressure. The truth of His Nature calms my soul. And Friend, that is enough for me.
Jehovah Jireh is enough.
Let me take you to the beginning: the Book of Genesis. In the twenty-second chapter, you will read how GOD provided for Himself a lamb for sacrifice. While Abraham was obedient to GOD’s commands, GOD did what we would refer to in modern times as a plot twist. He provided the lamb for sacrifice instead of receiving what Abraham was preparing to offer. This is the passage in the Bible where we read of GOD as Jehovah Jireh. Abraham proclaimed this place where GOD met him in his obedience as the place where the Lord will provide.
14 So Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide. And it is said to this day, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be seen and provided.” Genesis 22:14 Amplified
GOD in His love and mercy sees what we need and at the perfect time (the Perfect One’s Nature is true) will provide. Because He sees what you need and how much you need. And it will always be enough.
If you’re feeling like you’re just not _______ enough, take your heart to the One Who created it and let Him fill it, restore it, renew it, transform it. And you will be enough.
If relationships are fractured, dissolving, on the brink of disaster, take all that mess to the One Who can revive, resurrect, breathe life into it or miraculously change the environment altogether. And it will be enough.
I’m not saying this because I’m in any need. I’ve learned to be content in whatever situation I’m in. Philippians 4:12 GWT
If finances are just not enough to pay the bills, make the rent, fix the car … surrender the entire list to the One Who can do far more than we could think or imagine. And there will be more than enough.
Just like Abraham, GOD will meet us right there. In that place where it’s the hardest thing to follow through on. Obedience can feel like that at times. If we will just trust GOD at His Word, we will experience more than enough.
Because He is enough. And Enough is Enough.
His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine. Amen. Ephesians 3:21 CEV
I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~
LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary
*Thank you to Maverick City Music for this.
Really good my friend. Just enough to get me through this evening. I am enough, my God says so. 😊 And yes, that is enough! 🥰🙏🙌
Yes!! Love it!! 🥰
Fear can keep us up all night long but faith makes one fine pillow.