What is good enough?
If I greet him with a passionate kiss at the door, and have the house picked up and dinner waiting warm on the table?
If I sit on the floor and play Legos with them, or throw the football across the living room or listen to her talk and talk?
How much is good enough?
If I have an hour with God first thing in the morning, or a time of intense study, marking key words, looking up the Greek and understanding the chapter’s context?
If I spend an extended time of quiet listening, waiting for Your instructions,or pouring my heart out in prayer, until there is nothing left unsaid?
And while these are good things, in actuality, I think I’m approaching this all wrong- asking the wrong questions.
Do I just want to do so that I am approved? Do I drive and strive in an effort to make the grade, to pass the course, to get attention, accolades and shiny gold stars?
Who is really good enough?
I definitely am not.
I fall short.
I flounder in my motivation and devotion.
I leave others wanting by falling short of perfection.
Yet, He is good enough. More than enough.
I struggle to believe that I do not have to be perfect, or even good enough. I wrestle with the truth, that in all my striving, in all my doing, in spite of all my creative and determined endeavors, it is not enough.
It’s not enough to save me.
It’s not enough to earn favor and right standing with the Lord.
Without Jesus, this is not enough.
But, in Him, with Him, through Him, I can truly live and rest…rest secure in the “More than Enough”.
He says, “Enough” to my soul- stamps it over my tired body, places His seal over my frayed self.
He says that I am enough because He gave all by loving enough…so much more than enough.
He is enough…all in all, sufficient, perfect, holy, the beginning and the end.
Thank You Jesus for your patience with this try-hard girl. I can lay down this “good enough” question and relinquish its power over me because You answered this “good enough” question once and for all, on the cross. Thank You for reigning in love over me. Thank You that I can sit down on the inside because You have finished the work. Amen.
Do you struggle with a “not good enough” mentality too?
In what ways have you found victory in this area?