Thrilled to be writing among the beautiful Five Minute Friday community. This is where we write for just five minutes, on a word prompt. We don’t worry about perfection or making it just right, but rather allow the words to flow freely without over thinking. If you’ve never written for the Five Minute Friday, come join us. You will be glad you did!
All my life I’ve been fighting an inner war within myself. It’s a war that leans in to listen to the voice inside my head, loud most days, almost defeaning on others. It’s a voice that I didn’t know I could run from as a child, and even when I did it chased me down and reminded me again and again of my lack.
As a Child of God, I know now that the voice inside my head that causes me to hang my head low and walk with unsure steps is not my friend. But as a young child, not yet knowing the Lord, I mistook this voice for truth. As I grew into adulthood, I began to realize just how much damage those five little words can do to a little girl’s heart.
You are not enough.
I never felt like I had anything to offer to anyone growing up. In my teen years, I wasn’t enough unless I gave freely of what was supposed to be reserved for just one. As an adult, the voice of not enough haunts me as I strive to be the perfect wife, mom, sister and friend.
But the truth is that I am not enough. I am nothing without Christ, and without Him I can do nothing good. There must be a distinction between the voice of not enough that reminds me every day of me lack, my failures, missed opportunities and the voice of Truth that reminds me that,
in my lack, He will meet my every need.
in my failures, He will bring seasons of growth and understanding.
in missed opportunities, He will open doors that no man can shut.
I am not enough. But He is enough for me. Through Him, I can do all things.I am not enough. But He is enough for me. Through Him, I can do all things. #fmfparty Click To Tweet