When You Worry You’re Not Enough

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A woman once sat quietly in my counseling office with tears streaming down her face. All of her life she had been told lies that ended with one word—enough.

“You’re not good enough…smart enough…pretty enough.”

Her father was impossible to please.

Her husband followed suit.

As a result she worked harder and harder, burying her emotions deeper within and hoping that one day she could earn acceptance.

As we prayed together and she renounced some of the lies she had believed about herself, I sensed the Lord whispering to my heart one simple sentence over and over. Tell her she is enough.

After we said “amen,” I took a deep breath, looked at her, and quietly said, “You are enough. All of your life people have made you feel as if you are not. But that’s a lie. I think God wants you to know that you are enough, just as you are.”

When I spoke those words it was as if a dam broke within her. Rather than gently slipping down her face, the tears began to pour out from a place she had kept locked for years. When she finally looked up, she wore a bright smile as if a load had been lifted from her shoulders.

As I drove home that night, I wondered at God’s grace. I began to think, “If He wanted to say that to her, then perhaps He wants to say it to me as well.”

Like most women, I relentlessly push myself to be and do more. Deep inside, I also live with the lie that says I am not enough. As I pondered and prayed, the Lord began to reveal more about this truth.

Being enough in God’s kingdom does not mean having status, wealth, or stunning beauty. It’s an entirely different perspective from what the world sees as enough. In God’s eyes, we are enough because He is enough in us. He promises to give us “everything we need for life” {2 Cor. 5:17}. Not everything we want–but everything we need. Including who we need to be to fulfill His unique purpose for our lives.

We often feel as if we have to strive for love and acceptance. Yet God invites us to come to Him and believe that no matter what the world may try to tell us, no matter which lies have wounded our hearts, no matter how inadequate we may feel at times, we are already enough.

Will you dare to believe that with me today?


Holley Gerth

{Wall Street Journal bestselling author, follower of Jesus, friend to YOU}

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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