Have you ever felt like you were not good enough? I sure have. I have struggled for years with insecurities in many different parts of my life. Feeling like I wasn't good enough, like I had to prove myself yet still wasn't measuring up. I've struggled with this in my marriage, motherhood, homemaking, being a children's pastor, leading women's ministries, writing and more. I want to be enough, yet I'm just not.
Jennie Allen tells us in her new book Nothing to Prove,
But we are not enough. We are not God. We don't have all the answers, all the wisdom, all the strength, all the energy. We are finite sinful beings. And that is okay.
That is so freeing! We don't have to be enough because God is! If we are striving to live for God we can have faith that He is enough and we can stop trying to prove ourselves. It's exhausting!
Jennie also says in Nothing to Prove,
He says, I am the bread of life.When we remember all that God is, when we truly get that into our heads and our hearts, we stop trying to prove ourselves and instead begin to do life with God letting Him be who He is.
He is the bread of life...we are not.
He says, I am the light of the world.
He is the light...we are not.
He says, I am the door.
He is the door...we are not.
He says, I am the way, the truth.
We are not.
He is enough. We are not.
Jennie always blessed me with her words. Be sure to pick up a copy of Nothing to Prove and learn to stop trying so hard and just live with God. Nothing to Prove is available January 31 but you can preorder now! To order, just click HERE.
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