Welcome, friends, for today's edition of Break the Tape. Essentially, our goal is to identify the lies that repeat themselves over and over again in our minds, break the tape that automatically begins plays when ever we feel we've fallen short, and learn a new song to sing in its place.
Break the tapes? Become Free? Yes, please.
God is not enough. It is a lie that women believe. After hearing a friend give on a talk on this subject a year ago, I have pondered this question "Is God enough?" often. My friend found freedom from some fears she had by combatting this lie with the truth that God is indeed enough and I desperately wanted to do the same. Too often I get stuck in my head, in my fears, in my insecurities, in my hurt. So I gave it a try. I started asking myself “Is God Enough?” on a regular basis. The result? I have yet to find a situation to which this question does not apply.
Worried about money? Lost a loved one? Have a strained relationship with a friend? Been greatly misunderstood? Missed a huge opportunity? Desperately want to fix something that you can't? Failed miserably? Have a broken marriage? Consumed with wondering what others think of you? Guilt ridden over the past? Lonely and depressed? Discouraged by the church? Angry at injustice? Frozen in your fear?
The list goes on, but the question remains the same: Is God Enough?
How we respond to this question often reveals who or what we are worshipping. In our circumstances we are given a choice to worry or to worship. "We can make the choice to worship. When we worship in these hard places we are reminded that none of this is about us- it's all about God. We turn our focus off of ourselves and back onto God Almighty. God can use the empty places in your life to draw your heart to Him." (Lisa TerKeurst What Happens When Women Say Yes to God.)
The beauty of this question, "Is God Enough?" is that the answer is a resounding “yes” every time. Every time. God is enough. He is huge and all powerful and all knowing. And it is as if when I ask this question, the weight of what is weighing me down is literally transferred to Him. I feel freer and lighter and re-centered, because His love, grace, forgiveness, approval, acceptance, and mercy is always enough. Always.
My new song?
All of You
is more than enough for
all of me
for every thirst and
every need you satisfy me
with Your love,
and all I have in You
is more than enough
Break those tapes. Sing a new song. He is enough.
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Linking with Emily for Imperfect Prose, Jennifer for God Bumps, and Shanda for On My Heart.