I Am Not Enough

When I watch someone paying 4 pennies for $50 in groceries… I am not frugal enough.

When I drool over colorful projects on Pinterest I am not creative enough.

When I read about clever busy bags and toddler crafts… I am not fun enough.

When I replace my empty roll of paper towels… I am not green enough.

When I open yet another email request to promote someone’s new (brilliant!) ebook… I am not driven enough.

When I fall into bed at the end of the day, praying frantically before sleep covers me… I am not holy enough.

When I walk over yesterday’s crumbs on my dining room floor… I am not clean enough.

When I stroll the gas bill to the co-op, one day late… I am not organized enough.

When I open the store-bought package of tortillas for lunch… I am not real{food} enough. 

I am not enough.

But I am redeemed, because

He is enough.

If your focus, like mine, turns you down a road of self-depreciating incompetence, then your vision is blurry.  Clean off your glasses.  Put your contacts in.  Wipe the sleep out of your eyes.  Enjoy the clear vision of confidence.

He is enough.



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  1. Very true! I’m thankful that He is enough!

  2. When some of us read interesting, informative blogs, some of us aren’t bloggy enough.

    Spot on, Amy. You can’t do it all, you can’t be it all. Pressure to perform is from the enemy, never from God.

    And anyway, I think your husband and your kids like you pretty well just the way you are.

  3. Awesome post. It struck a chord and felt the need to pop over here from my reader to leave you a note thanking you for making it simple and plain. And heartfelt!

  4. well said!

  5. thank you thank you thank you for this. SO MUCH.

  6. Thank You!

  7. Thanks for reminding me1 Just today I was thinking that I wasn’t good enough because I am not making much money at home like some other mom bloggers I know. It is so easy to compare your life to others and come up short!

  8. Beautifully said. And also? Look deep into the loving eyes of your husband and children tonight and know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are absolutely enough. Love you. xoxo

  9. Thank you for readjusting my perspective…….

  10. Stephanie says:

    Oh Amy, I LOVED this post! Thank you so much for this reminder. THIS is why I read your blog 🙂

    • Awww, thanks! With the craziness around here I don’t often stop to write out THIS kind of stuff. I need to do it more. For me, too. 😉

  11. Wonderfully said, Amy. Thank you for the reminder that at the end of the day, even if the day didn’t go at all as I had planned, HE is enough!

  12. Wow, Amy. You have been inside my noggin’!

    Thank you for bringing all of us back to what is REALLY enough.

  13. Amen! So thankful for his mercy and grace!

  14. Thanks, Amy. Your words are so true, and yet I forget this truth so quickly. Over and over I hear, “Missed the mark again. You’re never going to get this right, are you?” hissed in my ear. My vision has definitely been foggy this week. Battle-weary in the trenches, I have taken my eyes off the One who is enough. But He has not taken His eyes off me, and has sent gentle reminder after gentle reminder that He is with me.

  15. I bought some tortillas yesterday, friend. 🙂

    We all have seasons, and His strength is made perfect in our weakness. This is good. Thanks!


  16. You nailed it, Amy. I was just looking around the house tonight (after an exhausting busy day) thinking how I just don’t keep it clean enough. I needed this reminder. Thanks, friend! 🙂

  17. I think I feel this everyday, Amy! Thanks for reminding me. I think we all need little reminders like this. I’m going to send this on to other people I love and give them a little reminder, too. 🙂

  18. Lisa@Blessedwithgrace says:

    Thank you!!!!!! Oh, how often I feel the same way! But we are enough- let’s claim it , sister. Thank you, Amy.

  19. I had a rough morning and that was exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you.God is good!

  20. Thank You so much for keeping it real! This is what we all need to hear! Keep up this good work!

  21. Amy, thank you from my heart for this post. I needed this and will print it out to re-read for encouragement. Lately, I have been discouraged exactly like you lined out in your posts, definitely praying at night feeling so inadequate….but you’ve reminded me that a branch can’t abide by itself, it needs to rest and abide in the True Vine, the True Source of strength and help. Thank you!

    • I think when we have fingertip access to so many fabulous people, ideas, etc. etc. it wears on us! All that stuff is good, but it’s “perfection overload.” 😉

  22. This is beautiful! And believe me when I say, you inspire the “not enoughs” in me. I read the Azure post and composed a not enough list a mile long in my head. Everything from the food you discussed to the beautiful pictures of your “baby” made me feel like I should do more. We all needed a reminder. Thank you!

  23. Debbie Jennings says:

    I don’t feel that any of us are enough. HE is the only one that is Ever enough! I am so grateful that I have Him in my life and in my heart!

  24. Thanks for the great reminder! His grace is sufficient! (II Corinthians 12:9)

  25. Thank you for this, Amy!

  26. YES. I needed to read this post today – thank you.

  27. Thank you! I needed this today. I printed it out to put above my computer so that I won’t forget. Thanks.

  28. If that isn’t the truth!!! I often feel that I don’t reach around…..I am not enough. Yet, I am a child of God. He is enough. 🙂

  29. Thank you for this post, it is just what I needed to hear today (after breaking my grandmother’s antique cut glass bowl trying to make a jello salad for a funeral dinner, I resorted to a store bought pasta salad and have had that “not good enough” feeling all day)

  30. I just posted (pinned) this to my inspiration board so I can easily find it. I need to be reminded at times that it isn’t just that I can’t do it all but that I don’t need to do it all. He did it all.

  31. Man, oh, man – did I need to read this today! It’s so easy to get caught up in the comparison game, and I fall so short when I compare myself to everyone else! (Including you fabulous bloggers! haha!) Thanks for the reminder that it’s who I am in Christ that counts! Sounds cliche, but He makes us enough – that’s so very true! PTL!

  32. Really beautiful, Amy! I’m so there too!

    I’m going to include this in my links post this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  33. This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing it…I needed to hear it today.

  34. Michelle H. says:

    Trying to catch up on my blogreading after the holiday, and found this post today when I needed it most. Thank you, Amy, for giving me a little perspective today.


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