I am guilty of “When-ing and Then-ing” my life away.
When (fill in the blank) happens …Then I will be happy, successful, diligent, organized, content, qualified, ready …
I am always trying to better myself so that I will be “enough” – so that I will have what it takes. I often feel like there is always one more step to take, one more thing to learn, one more goal to accomplish BEFORE I will be qualified to do something. Yet, no matter how much I change I still feel I don’t measure up. Today, I realized that by playing this when and then game that I am taking my life into my own hands. I am relying on myself and my strength to accomplish the purpose God has for me.
I am wasting time trying to be what I think I should be. God is ready to use me *and you* NOW. While we should always strive to be more like Him, He can use us just as we are. Jesus said, “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
I can stop this mental battle of feeling like there is so much I have to do before I measure up because I am already enough. I am enough not because of anything I did or have done, but because the Holy Spirit lives in side of me, and His divine power has given me everything I need.
It’s time to stop when-ing and then-ing and start doing because…
I AM ENOUGH