Week 9 Day 59 Am I Enough?
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."
Ponder: One of the questions that we often pose as we navigate life's difficult moments is "Is Jesus enough?" I want to venture another question, "Am I enough?" as I try to juggle a multitude of daily challenges, inside and outside myself.
Ponder the next verse and maybe begin to answer this yourself? What kind of response do you have to this verse?
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me," 2 Corinthians 12:9
Action: Ponder the part, "So that the power of Christ can work through me."
Freedom to live without everything overwhelming me/us is what I deeply desire. But I do not want to come across as "weak" or "incapable." One of the keys to this freedom is to begin to recognize weakness and brokenness in myself. Learning to embrace this truth is part of the path towards freeing myself from the slavery/burden of "having to always prove myself." Not easy in this self-sufficient world. We, in reality, are not enough and never will be. Only Christ in us is enough. This is so very counter-cultural. How are you doing with this? Have you begun to contemplate yourself as weak? and choosing to embrace the truth that Christ is enough? Thank Him in your weakness and also in your perceived strength. Both these moments are gifts.
Lord, I have struggled with this one. I desire to know You as my sufficiency more and more each day. I lay down the lie that I need to be "enough" for everything I face and embrace the truth of Your daily power in me. Help me lean on You when things become overwhelming, too painful or even when I pridefully start to rely on my own sufficiency again. Amen
Challenge: Live today as if Christ is your strength and He is enough. Learn to recognize the myriad of lies that will stand against this truth and begin to say "I'm dead to that" to your mind and your soul. Speak out the above verse in 2 Corinthians 12:9 each time a self sufficient or desperate lie comes into your mind.