June 7 – Enough

Read 2 Corinthians 5:17 and 12:9

Have you ever felt that you just weren’t good enough?

I remember, at 18, my world coming crashing down when my high school basketball coach said, to my face, that I don’t have what it takes to play college basketball. For some, that would have motivated them to no end, but it had the opposite effect on me. In the 11 years since graduating high school, I have played a competitive basketball game once.

I want nothing to do with it.

The weight that was on my shoulders of not measuring up to my standards was just about too much to carry. Always being focused on climbing a figurative ladder without taking the time to be happy on the rung that you’re currently on. It’s kind of like tunnel vision and, when you fall short, it’s the end of the world.

Praise God that I have surrendered this, among other areas in my life where I struggle with being “good enough” to the point where I am not allowing the pressure to be on my shoulders.

I am immediately, consciously and even audibly placing it at the feet of Jesus.

For the next 7 days, we will be in a devotional series called Enough where we are going to be looking at several areas of our lives and how we are enough through Jesus.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

As you read through these areas, I challenge you to read with an open mind. Do you hold yourself to an unrealistic and unachievable standard? Are you always looking up and not around you? Are you constantly focused on doing more in order to be put in a better light?

God’s grace is sufficient.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

You are not enough because of anything that you have or can do. You are enough because Jesus says you are and, through Him, you are a new creation! Your identity isn’t found in your past failures but in the future that you will have through Jesus.

Throughout the next week, I pray that you would begin to understand that you are enough. During this series, always come back to the truth of the verses that we read today.

God’s grace is sufficient. You are a new creation through Him.

Jake Lawson

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