Hi sweet friends! A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to the Arise Women’s Conference with one of my besties. The message I heard hit me so deeply! It was one of those times when I knew without a doubt that God brought me there for a reason. I also knew that the reason wasn’t just for me. God placed it on my heart to share what I took away that night and let other women know that “YOU are enough!”
Have you ever struggled with thinking that you aren’t good enough? Pretty enough? Smart enough? Wife enough? Mom enough? Godly enough? I struggle with these thoughts almost daily. The Enemy sneaks in and whispers lies like, “you are JUST YOU, and we both know that you are not good enough for_________.”
I have filled in that blank with a million different things over the years. But NO MORE! I have resolved to quit listening to those lies and move forward into the fullness that I know God has for me. Sometimes that means putting myself out there when I know there may be rejections. Sometimes that means putting my fear aside to dream big and take risks. And I’m okay with both. Believe it or not, every time I post anything other than home decor on my blog, I lose about 20-30 followers. Again, I’m okay with that.
If you’ve ever struggled with feeling “good enough,” I encourage you to watch this short clip from the Arise Conference. I don’t even have the words to describe how this message spoke to me. I can just say it was a life changing revelation!
You Are Enough by Kelley Wade Owens
I believe that one of the biggest reason we feel less than enough is because we compare ourselves to others. When this happens, we need to remind ourselves that God is a Creator, not a duplicator. He created each of us to be unique. To be the woman HE created us to be. Not a duplicate of someone else. So why do we constantly compare ourselves to others? There should be nothing to compare. ENOUGH already! YOU. ARE. ENOUGH!
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An area that I find my comparison level at its highest is on social media. It’s easy to feel small and insignificant in the big world of social media. However, social media is only a perception of perfection. It’s not real life. I look at my Instagram pictures and realize it would be easy for someone to look in and think that I have the perfect home and perfect life. That is far from the truth, friends. Those pictures are all staged. Just a perception of perfection. I would never want someone to look at a picture or post on social media and think that I have the perfect life. So I have to remind myself the same when I am looking at someone else’s social media post.
I’ve also fallen into the trap of measuring my Instagram “worth” by how many likes I get on a picture. You guys, that is ridiculous! I’m worth far more than any amount of likes I will ever get on picture. And you are too!
Here are a few scriptures to remind of us that:
You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you. Song of Solomon 4:7
A woman of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Proverbs 31:10
As women, it’s easy to look for our identify in so many things. We are constantly searching for something that makes us feel “happy” and complete. We look for it in our relationships, in our careers, in our children. Even in our social media posts, as silly as that may sound. But when we look for our identity in “things,” we never seem to measure up. The enemy creeps in and make us feel insecure and unworthy. He keeps us thinking that we will never be enough. He paralyzes us with fear so that we never move forward into the fullness that God has for us.
So how do we change that thought process?
It’s only when we fix our eyes on Jesus and find our identity in HIM that we truly know our self-worth and realize that we are ENOUGH. As Kelly eloquently said in the video, “The way back to your true self, is to lose yourself in Him.”
You Say by Lauren Daigle
Let the words of this beautiful song encourage you today.
This post is a little different from my usual home decor, but it was on my heart to share. I hope it encouraged some of you today. I promise to be back with more fall decor soon.
Be blessed friends! And know that in Him, YOU ARE ENOUGH!
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