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I Am Not Enough. Thankfully, There’s One Who Is.

In a world that bombards us with images of perfection and constantly sets unrealistic standards, it’s easy to find oneself questioning, “Am I enough?” Whether it’s in the realm of relationships, career aspirations, or personal goals, this nagging doubt can weigh heavily on our hearts and minds. But what if the answer isn’t a simple “yes”?

As a Christian, it’s crucial to understand that our worth doesn’t solely rely on our own abilities or accomplishments. In fact, the Bible acknowledges our insufficiency but also points us towards the ultimate source of strength and fulfillment: God.


Not Enough - Embracing Inadequacy

We’re powerless to save ourselves in the first place and that incapability extends to countless other areas of life. However, admitting that we’re not enough on our own can be a humbling yet liberating realization. The apostle Paul grapples with this very notion, acknowledging his own weakness. In his second letter to the Corinthians, he writes:

But 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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Paul’s words remind us that it’s precisely in our moments of inadequacy that God’s strength shines through. Our weaknesses become opportunities for God to demonstrate His power and grace in our lives.

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Trusting God's Sufficiency When We're Not Enough

Rather than striving endlessly to prove our worthiness, we’re called to place our trust in God’s sufficiency. Psalms assures us:

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

This verse serves as a comforting reminder that God is not only aware of our struggles but is also intimately involved in our lives. When we feel insufficient, we can find refuge and strength in Him.


Pursuing God's Purpose When We're Not Enough

While our own efforts may fall short, God has a unique purpose for each of us. The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah offers a reassuring promise:

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Even when we doubt our abilities, we can take comfort in knowing that God has a purposeful plan for our lives. Our worth is not determined by worldly standards but by the unconditional love and purpose God has for us.


So, are we enough? No, not on our own. But in Christ, we find our sufficiency. Through Him, our weaknesses are transformed into opportunities for His strength to be made perfect. As Christians, let’s embrace our inadequacies, trust in God’s sufficiency, and pursue His purpose for our lives. Remember, you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14), and in Christ, you are more than enough.

If you need some more encouragement in this area, we recommend reading “You’re Not Enough (And That’s Okay)” by Allie Beth Stuckey. 

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