The One Thing I’d Say to You

Sometimes I Wonder www.parentingfromtheoverflow.com

I’ve been saying it a lot lately.  Three little words … but words we so desperately need to grasp.

You are enough.

Lately it seems people, especially moms,  are describing themselves with words like

weary

tired

exhausted

inadequate

uncertain

And I get that!  I really do!  Motherhood is hard … maybe the hardest, most gut-wrenching, heart-revealing job any of us will ever face.  It’s hard to know sometimes how to fight the busy culture in which we live.  It’s tough to figure out how to know what matters most some days, much less choose the eternal and significant over the loud cry of the here and now.    We stare down the lie that failure defines us and fight against the urge to diminish ourselves.

We strain and sometimes buckle under the weight of teaching our children to yield … because isn’t yielding a battle of our own hearts as well?

But oh remember those ten words, the ten words I want to whisper to your heart every single day?  Especially the last three:

You are enough!

 

 

5 Replies to “The One Thing I’d Say to You”

  1. You have no idea how I needed to hear this right now.
    This morning was a rough parenting morning for me and the emotion of it all seemed to overwhelm me but I am so thankful that God used you to whisper that even today “I am enough.”
    Thank you!

    1. I love when God works quietly!! 🙂

  2. Wow. I sure don’t feel like enough most of the time. I need to rely on the Truth, and not my feelings. Thank you.

  3. Recently, I mentioned to my pastor that I was so hard on myself and wondered if I was doing enough for my kids and spending enough time with them. I love his answer: “Stop it!” So simple, but really he was just saying that I am enough and am doing enough and to quit being so hard on myself.
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    1. We all need someone who will say, “Stop it!” don’t we?
      I love that.

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