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Am I Really Enough?

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us. ~ Ephesians 3:20 {ESV}

As I prepare for my second grandchild to be born, I think back over my life and reminisce of the days when I prepared for my children to be born. Remembering words they could not pronounce. Things they did that always made me laugh and the fear that used to creep in when I wondered if I was good enough to be their mother.

Now two are adults and two are teenagers, and I still ask myself what I could and should have done differently in their lives. Questioning whether or not I am enough to teach those life lessons necessary at their respective ages and asking God if I have done all I could have as a mother. He reminds me that I am enough and that He created my human frailty to rely on Him since He is so much more than I can ever be.

We all, at some time or other, we all doubt ourselves and wonder what we can do to live up to the worldly standard set before us each day. The unspoken expectations to know unwritten rules we are supposed to live and breathe by because some unseen force says so. Trying to live up to a standard people will always find fault in if we choose to live according to the world.

Yet, God says that we are sufficient only when we remain connected to Him (John 15:1-8). He has given us the power to live, move and be who we are because we are His children (Acts 17:28). If that is the case, then, in Him we have everything we need to travel this journey of life, to live a life of abundance in every area (Deuteronomy 28:1-68).

I think we allow insecurity to enter when we forget to whom we belong. This past month insecurity has riddled my mind. It is a sign that I have begun to rely on my own strength to get through this phase of life I currently find myself residing in. Even though I’m going through the daily motions, my spirit gently pulls my shirt tails and reminds me that the enemy has seen what God has in store for me and has come to steal my mind, kill my goals and dreams and destroy the relationships around me (John 10:10 ESV). That I must “trust in the LORD with ALL (emphasis is mine)” of my “heart, and do not lean on” my “own understanding (Proverbs 3:5 ESV).” This is a reminder that despite how life is unfolding around me, God has everything I need to make sense of this crazy, chaotic world we live in. His grace will fill me so that I am sufficient in everything I put my mind, heart and hands to (2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV).

In these promises I have to place my trust and call God on them so He knows that I know the source of everything that encompasses my life (Isaiah 55:11 KJV). On this day, know that wherever you are on this life journey, and through whatever you are facing, God says you are enough. He has the resources to make you whole on every front, however, your responsibility is to trust and believe He has you covered (Deuteronomy 28:12 ESV, Luke 6:38 ESV, James 1:17 ESV).

{Denise has been blessed by the birth of another healthy grandson since this post was written!}

 

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Denise Frank is a 12th grade reading teacher and author who keeps busy with writing and her efforts to obtain a Master's degree in Psychology with emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis. She's a mom to four and GG (Gorgeous Grandma) to one.
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3 Comments

  1. Sarah Robinson on November 29, 2018 at 8:24 PM

    I love your proclamation: “On this day, know…”
    You nailed it for me, too, when you express that shirttail being tug as a reminder of whose we are.
    Thank you!

    • Denise Frank on November 29, 2018 at 8:41 PM

      Hey Sarah! God has been doing a lot of reminding in my life of late and reassured me every time I question myself.

  2. Becky Preston on December 1, 2018 at 7:54 AM

    “I think we allow insecurity to enter when we forget to whom we belong.” I absolutely agree with you on this. I love how you have captured all the verses we need to remember as we navigate the negativity so prevalent in this life! Thanks, Denise!

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