One of the most frustrating things that there is in life is the feeling of inadequacy. We run through life trying to consistently gauge, “Am I enough?” It applies in all areas of our life, in every relationship, and in every circumstance. Am I good enough, smart enough, funny enough, good looking enough, fast enough, smooth enough, skinny enough, productive enough, and just plain old enough?
It isn’t limited to our relationships with others around us. We often ask this exact question of our relationship with God too. Am I good enough for God to love me? Am I spiritual enough? Have I gone to church enough? Have I memorized enough scripture? Have I prayed enough? Have I given generously enough? Have I done enough for God to love me?
None of us can do enough to fix our own brokenness, or get rid of our sin. We can’t try hard enough, do enough, or go to church enough to patch ourselves together. There is no amount of enough that we can do to make God have a relationship with us. There is only one thing that ever was enough for that, and that is Jesus. Jesus was enough. Ephesians 2:8-9 says,
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works so that no one may boast.”
We have been saved from our brokenness, from our lack of being enough, and from our sin by God’s grace. It comes by our faith in God’s Son, Jesus. The apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4,
“Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the scriptures.”
There is no room for you to do anything in that process except for believe. We add so much to what we think God wants us to do. We try to say the right things, and do the right things. And it can leave us feeling like we aren’t enough. It’s not that you have to be good enough, or that you have to be religious enough, or that you have to be spiritual enough.
You just have to believe.
You just have to be.
You aren’t enough. But Jesus is. Rest in the comfort of that today.