When I was at my lowest, when I sicker than sick, when I had little faith in myself, a friend said those words to me.
“You are enough…period”. I hung onto those words. At the time, I didn’t believe them. I felt as though I was letting down the ENTIRE world. Hard to feel great about oneself when one feels as though the are letting down the entire universe!….lol…*sigh*.
I don’t know who needs to hear these words, today. Yet, I share them, knowing there are folks who need to know they are enough…period. Something about the …period that snatches at the heart, right? The period. So, emphatic. So, definitive.
We kick the crapola out of own hearts, at times. We chide, deride and chastise our hearts, insisting that our efforts are meager, that our statures are small, that our love, sheesh, what of our love, anywho? Who needs it? Whose lives are we touching, changing with what we have, with what we bring, with who we are?
Great questions. Nevertheless, God’s Word and His CHARACTER, and His Deep and Abiding Love for you says: Isaiah 43:1-4 – 1But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. 3For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. 4Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
You are PRECIOUS to Dad. You are enough…period, and end of story! Rejoice. You be loved. We be loved, peeps!!!
Be encouraged. It’s okay to not be okay. There will be times when, well, when our efforts won’t be a whole heck of a lot. We are human. We get tired. We go through things. There is too many things to do and not enough time, in our days it seems, to do them. We feel inadequate, out of sorts, nowhere near enough for what lies before us. That’s okay. Give what you can. Do what you can.
Do this KNOWING you are enough…period.
God loves us whether we present Him with a paper with a big fat ‘F’ on it. He loves us whether we pass Him a paper with an ‘incomplete’ on it. God loves us whether we hand Him a paper with a ‘you gotta be kidding me, right?’ 🙂
We be loved, peeps. We are enough…period.
Ready, set, go! Live, don’t survive. Walk straight, don’t compensate and limp around, in too much pain to do the hard thing of physical therapy and healing. Keep on standing. Keep going…..I love you.