For all the women who feel like they are simultaneously too much and never enough, I want to say I hear you! I also want to call BS on that . You are exactly enough and your "too much" and "never enough" are measured by false ideals, which exist for no one. You are perfect as you are.
There has never been a better Wife, Mom, Sister, Friend, Colleague. Want to know why? Because the entire universe conspired at the hand of God to create YOU. Because He has had a perfect plan for you from long before you were even born. So stop judging yourself. Stop comparing your "behind the scenes" to others' "highlight reels". Repeat after me: "I am enough." Now say it ten more times. You are enough. You've always been enough.
While I wrote my book, Becoming Unconsumed, some parts of it came pouring out of me. There were many moments, nights, mornings and random times that I felt God was writing that book through me. Things just flowed so naturally that I didn't even have time to stop and think if any of it made sense. There were also moments (ok, weeks which turned into months) where I put the entire project aside because I was afraid of what people would think. Yes, you read that right. Me, a woman who spends her free time encouraging as many people as possible to be empowered, take off the mask and live vulnerably, I was afraid to publish my book.
Then I remembered all the things that I say to you and my daughters. You are enough. I am enough. Be vulnerable. Share with others. Be empowered. Reset your mindset. Remember how valuable you are.
And my mindset shifted. My project was no longer about me but rather what even a portion of my message could do for someone else who needed God's word, who needed a message of positivity in our all-consuming world.
Today I want to encourage you--before you stop short of sharing your unique brand of magic with the world---don't. Don't stop. Don't keep your mask on. Be authentic and remember--you ARE ENOUGH. So much and so little--just perfect the way God made you.