I had a conversation with my girlfriend over the phone a few nights ago.
She was struggling with a feeling I think a lot of us have more often than we’d be comfortable admitting.
She didn’t feel “enough.”
You and I are all too familiar with this feeling, aren’t we?
We feel it at home.
We feel it at work.
We feel it at church.
We feel it when we look at our resumes or when we cook dinner.
We feel it when we go shopping.
We feel less than “enough” all of the time.
But that word is all too elusive. I don’t know if you could define it for me if I asked you to.
But I’m going to anyways. What does “enough” even mean?
This is the plague that especially tends to ravage all of us who desire to follow Jesus.
We know we aren’t yet who we desire to be, or who God created us to be. Although that may be true, we tend to have this incredible knack of twisting it.
We believe that because we aren’t yet “there” in the fullness of who we are created to be, we aren’t enough. Or that what we enjoy or the things that make us who we are need to change, even if just the slightest bit.
We who follow Jesus know we are being formed and transformed into His likeness every day, being made to look more and more like Him (2 Cor. 3.18).
But we have also been uniquely, divinely, and wonderfully made, each in our own way, with our own quirks, with our own passions, and our own bodies (Psalm 139).
Being made more like Jesus means being made more into who we really are.
It’s like our real selves are covered by layers and layers of hiding and shame, sin and fear. When we step into relationship with Jesus He removes the layers and uncovers what’s been there from the beginning, just reclaimed.
We’re not there yet. None of us are. But, while we are being formed and transformed into His likeness we are also being formed into more of our truest selves.
You are enough.