God Made You to Be Enough
Recently I had someone ask me, "What am I supposed to do when I feel like I am not enough?" Usually, when I get this question my first response is asking them what they mean when they say enough. Here's the thing, nine times out of ten the people who feel like they aren't enough do not even have a proper definition of "enough" in the first place. If you don't know what enough is then you are probably allowing someone else's definition of enough to define you as lacking. You believe you are not enough because you don't live up to someone else's expectations. A lot of people rely too much on external things to give them value, to give them worth, to tell them if they are enough or not. We let how people feel about us change how we feel about ourselves, right?
Let me tell you something right now -- enough is how you were created to be. Enough is not defined by how much you have in the bank or how many followers you have or how busy your weekends are. You are enough because God created you enough. He didn't make you halfway. He didn't make half a person when he made you. He made all of you to be exactly what it was supposed to be… Enough. Everything you do past enough is just extra credit. Now, I'm not saying that you should be a horrible person because at your core you are enough. I'm saying that regardless of what you do on the outside, regardless of how you interact with the world, you are still enough at your core. Take that as fuel to be good on the outside to reflect the enough that you are on the inside.
Too many of us live in a world of constant comparisons. We believe we are enough if we can live up to the people around us. Consequently, we also believe that we are not enough if we cannot live up to the people around us, but not even just the people in our lives. We also compare our worth based on the accomplishments of people at the very top of society. We look at movie stars, billionaires, or even world-class weight lifters and we decide that we are not enough because we are not where they are. Here is the thing, you cannot compare your first day to someone's fifteen years in. When you look at an old man on the street all you see is that old man. You don't see every trial, tribulation, and year after year that it took him to get to that age. We never see the build-up. When we look at the heavyweight champion we don't see every single time he got beaten down to get to where he is at, but it still happened. Stop thinking that something is wrong with you because you are still learning. You will mess up. You will make mistakes. You will fail… But you are still enough because God made you to be. Start believing it.
It all starts with you.