Monday, March 14, 2011

Not Enough

Today is one of those days when all of my thoughts seemed to focus on “not enough.” My face isn’t clear enough. My clothes aren’t stylish enough. My hair isn’t neat enough. My body isn’t thin enough. My teeth aren’t white enough. My job isn’t satisfying enough. I don’t take care of my husband and daughter enough. My lifestyle isn’t green enough. My diet isn’t healthy enough. My exercise isn’t consistent enough. My house isn’t “homey” enough. My car isn’t cute enough. My social life isn’t fun enough. My prayer life isn’t effective enough. I’m not grateful enough.

Ok…let’s face it – The truth is I’m NEVER going to be good enough. I’m never going to measure up. I am always going to fall short.

But, the great news is I don’t have to be good enough! The only person who ever WAS good enough came to earth and died for me. He died for you, too. The wages of sin is death, and Jesus gladly bore our sins in His body on the cross. I certainly don’t deserve this mercy or this freedom. I know I will fail time and time again. And yet it is freely given by our God who loves us beyond our human understanding.

No, I’m not good enough. I never will be. But Jesus’ sacrifice is more than enough. What an amazing, humbling thought!

"and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed." 1 Peter 2:24


  1. You are where God has you, at this time, at this place, with the people whom He has placed there. You serve a merciful, loving, strong God, and that my friend is more than enough.

  2. Beautiful post Carey. Beautiful. I really needed to read this. YOU my dear, are such an inspiration. I hope you know that and if you don't well now you do. LOL