Am I Enough? If you are being honest you’ve probably subconsciously asked yourself this question hundreds or thousands of times. Most likely its been the answer to this question that has either kept you from the greatest things in life or propelled you towards the greatest things in life. Its this question that has kept us from starting the business we’ve always wanted to start, pursuing the dream job we’ve always wanted, receiving the love we so desire, moving to the city we’ve always wanted to live, and taking the risks we know we need to take to get what we really want and deserve in life.
Sadly it’s the feeling of not being good enough, smart enough, talented enough, good looking enough, moral enough, tall enough, skinny enough, thats keeping us from our destiny. Unfortunately this feeling drives us further and further away from having what we really want in life. It is the feeling of not being enough and worthy of love that drives us to one night stands and running from relationships we deserve. It is the feeling of not being enough and worthy of being successful in a business that we want to start that drives us to settle for the job we hate. It is that feeling of not being enough and worthy of that dream job that keeps us from getting the necessary education to make that job a reality in our lives. It is the feeling of not being enough and worthy of the health we desire that keeps us from working out and eating healthy regularly.
Maybe at one point in time in your life someone told you that you weren’t “enough” in some way and because of that its caused you to second guess your worthiness of the things you really want in life.
For me it derives from not feeling like I fit in as a kid. I remember sitting on the playground day after day all by myself and not a single kid came and asked me to play. I remember a girl coming up to me asking why I was sitting by myself and my answer was “no one likes me.” I always felt like I was the last kid left out of the birthday party, the third wheel kid that never really got invited to things and if I did it was out of convenience. It created a feeling of not being enough in some way and because of that I have clung to things like success in soccer, my career, money, women, good grades in school to find that feeling of “enough.”
The problem with that is it always leaves us empty and needing more. The beauty of the gospel is that God says even at your worst you are enough for me. What I want to tell you is that you are enough and completely worthy of the best things in life. You are worthy of every dream you have, you are worthy of an incredible relationship with that person you want to be with, you are worthy of starting that business, you are worthy of that dream job, and that worthiness is not based or founded in what any human being has said about you or done to you, past failures or mistakes, or the way you grew up. That worthiness is founded in the fact that you were created and designed uniquely for those things.
Being enough should not keep you where you are though. It should not keep you stationary and it definitely should not be an excuse for not moving forward. Rather its because you are enough that makes you worthy of having the things you want in life. Having the things you want whether that be a successful business, health, love, your dream job, takes real work. Being enough should actually motivate you to do the work to make those things a reality because you know you are worthy of them.
Maybe you have been haunted by the answer to the question “Am I Enough?” I know I have. Its haunted me for years and continues to haunt me. All it is, is the enemy keeping you from the things you deserve in life. Not being enough is usually never founded in anything factual. Its usually always founded in something circumstantial like someones words, mistakes, or failures. The fact is you were put on this earth to have those things you desire and you are completely worthy of them. Go get them. Push through the fear and quit settling for less than you deserve with the one life you were given.