Do you ever find yourself stuck on a roller coaster where the bar holding you down just won't give way? I love my life, don't get me wrong, but it seems like those roller coaster days happen more often than not.
If you didn't already know, I will be graduating in just a few months (Six, to be exact) with my bachelors degree before I go onto graduate school. My favorite questions is what I'm going to do from here, or why I chose the program that I am pursuing. The most frustrating part about these questions is honestly the response that I get when I answer it. People tend to give you the "Oh, okay" look, where they hear your words but don't actually agree with your decision. They think that what you choose to do with your life is not actually where you should be, so you're not "good enough."
I have learned to absolutely, positively, with every fiber of my being hate that word. How do we measure it? How do we know what it ACTUALLY is? Who decides it? We spend so much time, especially as Christians, telling ourselves and our kiddos not to judge others. Then we turn around and have the ability to decide what is or is not enough?
You're not pretty enough. You're not smart enough. You're not outgoing enough. You're not busy enough. You don't make enough. You're not skinny enough. You're not ______ enough.
These words begin to haunt us and tell us what we can or can not do, and it allows society to control our minds in a manipulative way. Christ has shown us time and again that we are more than enough. We are conquerors, winners, leaders, and so so loved in the eyes of the Lord.
With that being said.. Why do we not see ourselves the way that Christ sees us as enough?