You Are Enough
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)
Don’t ever minimize what you bring to the table.
I don’t care how small your contribution is, how “normal” your life feels, how limited your time might be, how narrow your circle has become, how late in life you are to coming to the scene, or how humble your beginnings were. I don’t care if you carry a lengthy rap sheet or a mile-long list of mistakes and sins. I don’t care whether you cart around with you insufficiencies, idiosyncrasies, or excessively heavy weights that you’re ashamed of. None of that matters.
What you bring with you is all that the Lord needs, because you are enough.
No matter what has happened in your life. No matter the weight that has been put on your shoulders. No matter the scars, the wounds, or the bruises. No matter how deeply you have been cut or hurt. No matter how badly you’ve been made to bleed. If you can still have faith inside of you, you can look in the mirror and say, “Despite it all, I know that I am enough.”
Your gifts are intentionally shaped by God for you to live your life to the level of His belief in you. Your drive in life is not even close to God’s belief in your capacity. He defines where you flow, and where you function, and what you bring, and what you release, and how you show up, and the contributions you make, and the ideas you offer, and the energy you present. You can’t minimize any of that because God has been intentional about the precise way He has resourced you and where He has placed you.
You can trust that God has given you what you need to be powerful in the gray spaces in your life. And I’m here to tell you you’re enough. You may not believe it, but you are enough.
You don’t need to be ashamed of any part of your story—no matter how sinful, sordid, toxic, or demonic. You aren’t who you used to be, and you can thank God for that. You can own it and declare, “I know I’m enough, because of Jesus.”