Do you ever struggle with the idea that you must ‘be more’ and ‘do more?’ I sure do. Nothing seems quite enough sometimes. The longing to be of value is innate in every human being. It is a longing that only God can fill. One of my favorite devotions is Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest.
The content of the devotion for today from My Utmost reminds me to enjoy just being. Just as the lilies standing in the field give glory to God by BEING, so do we. Know that YOU bring beauty to the world today. Enjoy the beauty that is around you. Living in that way gives glory to God and transforms the world.
As believers in Jesus Christ, we are enough because HE IS! Enjoy Jesus today!
Now here is a convicting name…because the truth is everyone has things that don’t feel like ‘enough.’ That is an insult to God.
Sometimes it is ourself we are dissatisfied with. We judge ourself not smart enough, not ambitious enough, not pretty enough. Other times we look at the world: our friends are not enough–either in quality or quantity; our home is not enough–size or location; our car is not enough. You get the picture.
We simply judge our lives as “Not Enough.” We are both wholly right and wholly wrong.
Psalm 73:26 My body and mind may waste away, but God remains the foundation of my life and my inheritance forever.
Our bodies are frail–they waste away. Our mind–the soul (mind, will, emotions)–is frail as well. Both have earthly limits; we are not enough for the demands of life, let alone eternity. But we are made body, soul and spirit. Our spirit is the God-given capacity to receive God as our inheritance. Only when we invite the Holy Spirit–the eternal God–in as the foundation of our lives, are we enough.