Too Much and Never Enough

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.

 

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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.

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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.


For more information on Becoming Unconsumed: a Devotional for Every Woman Struggling in Today's All-Consuming World, click here.