Confession: I've struggled with confidence issues over the years. I've been hard on myself and I've been unfair. This pressure has never come from my husband, children, friends, or family. It has been completely internal and self-inflicted. Like so many other women, I've often worried about being "enough" for other people and for God. This unfair practice is truly eye-opening and heartbreaking when you see your own child facing some of the same struggles.
Child of mine, I'm here to tell you that I am not enough. I have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) Alone, I am completely unable to pay the debt of sin that I owe. I need Jesus. Jesus is the perfect sacrifice. (Hebrews 10:11-14) When I acknowledge my need for forgiveness and come to God in humble obedience, I am accepted by His grace. (1 Timothy 1:12-17)
You see, this is God's great plan. It was never His plan for me to be the answer. I am not enough for me. I am not enough for you. I am not enough for my husband, my friends, or my family. We must all love God and acknowledge our need for Him. And truly, our faith must be our own.
So sweet girl, when you're feeling like you're not enough, ask yourself, "Am I trying to be too much?" I am not enough, you are not enough- but that is okay, because Jesus is. Jesus is the answer and the only way. Make Him your priority. Be a light to the world; love and serve others. At times, you will face hardships and doubt. When these times come, remember that you are never alone. Lean on me and on His church. Look to God, find peace in His word, and trust in His promises.
Have I completely overcome my battle with self-confidence? No. But I am confident in this fact: Jesus makes me enough.