“You are Enough!”

When was the last time you heard the phrase in the subject line? Perhaps a few times during your life, maybe never?

You are enough, right now, exactly who you are, exactly what you are doing.

You see, we are continually bombarded with the message that we’re not enough!
We’re not fit enough. We’re not good looking enough. We’re not wealthy enough. We’re not enough in our careers – we should be so much further along. We’re not as good of parents as the people on Facebook are. We’re not enough as a partner or spouse as the people on Instagram are. We’re not as educated as the people on Twitter are. We don’t volunteer or give enough. We’re not enough staying at home, we should be out there working and contributing. We don’t travel or do fun things enough. And on and on it goes.

It has been often said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.”

What would happen if we started to truly believe from the depths of our soul that we are enough, today, right where we are? Yes – we can be a better version tomorrow and be committed to growth and personal development. But let’s just focus on today – because it is our only guarantee.

You are enough physically:  “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made . . .” (Psalm 139:14)

You are enough in your career – or if you stay at home or are in school or are retired: “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 a future and a hope . . .” (Jeremiah 29:11)

You are enough financially: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

You are enough as a parent, spouse, partner, or friend: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10)

You are enough in your relationship with God: “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
Here’s the big one for me: “If God is for us – who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

So start telling yourself, “I am enough” when you feel you aren’t. Like all habits, this will take time to sink into your mind. When comparison, inadequacies, and envy rear their ugly heads, simply reply with, “I am enough!” “I will improve – but for today I am enough!”

I give credit to Ed Mylett, Brene Brown, and Rachel Hollis for the inspiration behind this message. If it speaks to one person then it is worth it. I believe there is someone that needed to hear this.

Blessings,

Dave 🙂

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About David Rische

Christian, husband, father, grandfather, principal, teacher, writer and encourager. David lives in Keller, Texas and has been in public education for over 19 years. He enjoys family time, biking, reading, NFL and MLB, magic, board games, movies and making people laugh.
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9 Responses to “You are Enough!”

  1. Heather says:

    Dave- this is such an important message you shared. It’s all too easy and too common to compare these days. Thank you for this powerful reminder that we are enough!!!

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  2. Joe Arciniega says:

    David; Thank you for these words of wisdom; they really spoke to me! Appreciate your ministry and all you do!

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  3. Dave,
    Thank you for your inspirational and timely message this morning. I definitely needed to hear this and I appreciate your continued encouragement. We are enough.

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  4. Sandra Waters says:

    Thanks Dave. I did indeed needed to hear I am enough! God bless you.🙏

    Sent from my iPhone

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  5. Debra Korte says:

    HI. Good blog. I have told myself –like anybody else–that phrase about not being good enough. Maybe your blog statements will sink into my brain this time. I now have “ammunition” for the feeling. Thanks. Blessings.

    On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 5:09 AM Still Waters Blog by David Rische wrote:

    > David Rische posted: “When was the last time you heard the phrase in the > subject line? Perhaps a few times during your life, maybe never? You are > enough, right now, exactly who you are, exactly what you are doing. You > see, we are continually bombarded with the message th” >

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