To Anyone Feeling Like They Are Not Enough
You are made to do hard things with his help. He who started a good work in you will carry it to completion. (Philippians 1:6)
I will be 100% honest. The other day I stood in the shower and for no reason just cried over feeling overwhelmed and inadequate. I’ve always struggled with never feeling like enough, but with so much change happening in my life recently, the enemy has really used it as a tool to try and distract me from God’s grace.
With all the busyness, rushing around, and stress brought on by college finals and the holiday season, simple things can become so overwhelming. One thing I learned is that everyone is busy. We all have so many things to get done, people to love on, goals to achieve, and places to be. So I think it’s relatable to say that being busy sometimes gets out of control.And with everything that needs to get done piling up, you might be left feeling like you aren’t good enough to fill the shoes you’re supposed to walk in.
I thought that after wedding planning settled down, life would settle down a bit and everything wouldn’t seem so busy, but I was dead wrong. Between juggling a new marriage, school, work, baby planning, and everyday life, it sometimes seems impossible to have a moment without something to do hanging over my head.
I told myself I could manage this all perfectly and to be able to schedule everything according to plan, but I was wrong. I set expectations for myself that are unrealistic and when I don’t meet them, they leave me feeling inadequate.
Note to self: don’t set unrealistic expectations of how things are supposed to work out.
So what God has shown me is that it’s not an issue with the things and responsibilities in my life, but it’s a mindset problem. There isn’t too much to do, or top big of a mountain to climb, because he never gives us more than we can handle. And I’m sharing it with you because maybe it’s something you have struggled with to.
I think it’s so easy to get caught up in all the things the world says we have to be doing to be successful and happy, to overwhelm ourselves with different ideas and put unrealistic expectations that just lead to feeling less than enough.
One truth the bible talks to us about a lot is that we are loved and that we are more than enough in the eyes of God. (1 John)
I am someone who is all about overachieving, setting goals, and getting more done than what I intended. But sometimes I have to really check my heart and mind and remember why I’m doing the things I’m doing, and think about who I am living for.
At the end of the day all that matters is that I lived my day for Jesus, that I used the day to be his disciple and chose to follow Him and do my work with a servants heart. All the worldly standard and checklists I make for myself don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.
So whenever I get overwhelmed and I start to feel like I’m not enough, I have to do a heart check and remember who He tells me I am.
Maybe it is something you struggle with to, maybe things overwhelm you or there are times when you feel like you aren’t enough. So if there are I invite you to take a step back and really examine your heart, ask yourself who you are really living for and remember that in his eyes you are more than enough.
I just wanted to share this with you today to remind you that You are enough, and your worth is not found in a completed to do list.
Be thankful for the people, things and responsibilities you have.
let That school work that is hanging over your head serve as a remember that school work someone else might wish they had a opportunity someone else wishes they could be educated.
Let the job you begrudgingly go to everyday serve as a reminder that someone else wishes they could find work and provide for there family
Know that, you are fully known and you are more than enough in his eyes.