This post is part of the Five Minute Friday link-up where we write what’s on our heart for five minutes flat, unedited (hmmm…). The writing prompt for today is SEARCH. Here goes –
Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, (NASB)
When is it ever enough? Is your it status-related like income, bank account, job title, respect of others, even your position at church? Is your it appearance-related like diet, exercise, make up, a closet full of clothes that make you look thinner, younger or sexier, and don’t forget the shoes? The it we’re chasing may even shift over time depending on circumstances and people around us. It that a fair observation?
Does pride drive your it or is shame in the driver’s seat? Both?
I don’t have the answers for what drives me to the must-have of the moment. For years I thought more work would make them see me as worthy of that raise or promotion. Then I thought more education and training would get me to the next level. Maybe if I lost weight, dressed differently or colored my hair (because it took some time to get all that done) they would see me. From the outside and on my business card it seemed to work, but on the inside, it was never enough for me. I gave up so much of life trying to be more. I’m not saying don’t work or study hard. I’m saying do it for the right reasons, not because you feel less than in some way.
The good news is that God sees you. You are enough for Him and, my friend, please believe that He is enough for you (Ps. 73:25-28).
When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are in the family. A dearly loved child of the Most High God. He formed you in your mother’s womb, fearfully and wonderfully, just the way He planned long before you were born (Ps. 139:13-16). Why struggle for more, when He is already more than we could ever ask or imagine (Ephes. 3:20)? You don’t have to do more, accumulate more, or be more to impress God. He knows you and He loves you right where you are.