Let me tell you something that may not be so popular or encouraging to hear. 

You, yes you, are NOT enough.

But, you know what? There is a way to be enough. The cost was high. But, the price was paid.

In a world that often demands us to reflect perfection, success, and constant striving for more, the feeling that I am not enough is disheartening. I find myself chasing after achievements, validation, and approval of others, hoping that one day I will finally be “enough.” But the truth is, on my own, I will always fall short.

However, there is hope. The message of the Gospel tells me that my enoughness does not come from my own efforts or accomplishments. It comes from something greater, something beyond myself. It comes from Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross.

Through his death and resurrection, Jesus offers me a way to be enough. He took upon himself the weight of my imperfections, my mistakes, and my shortcomings. He paid the price that I could never pay on my own. In his righteousness, I find my enoughness.

So, here’s the deal. My enoughness* comes as a result of receiving Jesus’ righteousness. His death on the cross allows me to be enough.

The next time someone makes you feel like you are not enough (or even too much), it’s okay to know that it’s true. By yourself, you aren’t enough, but it’s okay.

Rest in Jesus and remind yourself that you are complete through your union with Christ (Colossians 2:10). And that is more than enough!

*I’m not sure enoughness is a word, but it should be!

If you’ve made it to the end, I want to encourage you to take some time to journal about the feelings these words may have brought. If you aren’t sure how to journal, answer these questions:

  1. What are you feeling?
  2. Why do you feel this way?
  3. What does scripture say about this? (Check out the PDF below. Feel free to print it on sticker paper to add scripture and art to your journaling.)
  4. Based on that scriptural truth, do you have a renewed thought? (What do you think now?)
  5. Pray.




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