Ifs and Enoughs

6 03 2015

You are so deeply loved. Stop for a minute, and let that soak down deep into your soul. You are loved. You are treasured. You are special. You are delighted in. You are wanted. These are God’s words to you. He speaks them to your heart, longing each minute for you to be filled and defined by their reality.

The world will tell you differently. It will spend a lot of time adding the words if and enough to those sentences. If you are pretty enough. If you are smart enough. If you are wealthy enough, powerful enough, or famous enough, then you might be loved. Sometimes we add our own ifs and enoughs. If I am good enough. If I do enough. If I know enough of the right answers, then…maybe.

The truth is that God’s love for you is limitless. Read Romans 8:38-39, and watch the obstacles to love fall away beneath His determination to love you. Everything about God’s love rests entirely on His decision to love you. It frees you to stop performing to earn His love and start responding to His love. God wants His love for us to be a starting place for joy, a launching pad for surrender, a haven of peace, and a safe place to experience the transformation He longs to work in our lives.

My Jesus Resolution today is to celebrate God’s love for me. I get hung up on too many ifs and enoughs. I let too many voices convince me that I have to measure up or that love is dependent on my ability to meet someone’s expectations. No matter what the world screams at me today or what the whispers in my head might say, I am going to choose to live in the truth of what God wants me to know about His heart. “I have loved you with an everlasting love;” – Jeremiah 31:3b



2 responses

6 03 2015

Thank you, Casandra for the reminder.

6 03 2015

Wow! Just what I needed right now! I’ve been feeling so unloved by my family and your first paragraph brought tears of joy!

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