I Am Not Enough

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I am not enough

To undo my mistakes, to answer my own prayers

To make myself compassionate when I simply don’t care.

To give joyfully each time, to love those I don’t like,

To succeed without pride, to submit without a fight.

I am not enough

To seize every moment, to savor every gift

To put playtime above laundry on my to-do list.

To ease the worries that find their way inside.

To overcome the insecurities I so like to hide.

I am  not enough

But I know the One who is.

The One who

Forgives my mistakes and answers my prayers

Fills my heart with compassion that was not before there.

Who loves the unlovable, Epitomizes joy.

Submitted in humility to come to earth as a boy.

The One who

Never misses a moment, nor overlooks a gift

Who gives undivided attention to every petition I lift.

Who exchanges my worry for calm, my insecurity for peace.

Whose unconditional love will not ever cease.

I am not enough, but I know the one who is.

I wrote this last fall and ran across it this morning in the midst of my need to be reminded that even when I feel like I am  stuck in a funk, God is enough.  He is always enough. Whether our struggle is in deciding which road to go down, how to make it to the end of the road we are on or simply traveling down the path with the right attitude, God is enough.

I needed the reminder and thought someone else out there might need the reminder too.

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