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’re not as creative and cool as those making Tik Tok videos. 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.”
Another powerful quote on comparison to reflect on: “Don’t compare your chapter 2 with someone else’s chapter 8 . . .”
What would happen if we started to truly believe from the depths of our soul that we are enough, today, right where we are? What if we stopped looking at social media and celebrities for the standard of how we should look and live? 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!”