Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Enough

Perhaps the deepest longing of every human heart is to find adequacy in everything that defines life for us.

We want an adequate car, an adequate house, and an adequate paycheck.

And we want the people in our lives to be enough.

The word “adequate” means “sufficient for a specific requirement.” 

The problem is. . . we often choose what that “requirement” is. 
One we have laid out for ourselves.  What we think will be “just enough.”

When nothing seems to be sufficient, we often listen to the cries around us that say, 
“I am enough.  You don’t have to put up with less than sufficient.  Try me.”

So we try what these voices offer. 

But they eventually come up short.  Less than we require.  
Never enough.

Why?  Why are we tempted to feel short-changed in life?
Do we have contentment issues?
Is it simply the results of living in an imperfect world?

Or could it be we’re looking in the wrong places?

Are we looking at the wrong things to be our “Enough”?

King David had enough.
Not because he was a king, won wars, and was given amazing promises.
He had enough, because of Who his Shepherd was.

He said, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)

He never suggested that his possessions or his accomplishments were enough.

His Shepherd was Enough.
His God was Adequate.

So nothing was missing in his life.

When we take a look at what we claim as ours and cry, “I want you to be enough!” let’s take a deeper look and say, “You are special enough to me . . . because I have all I need in my Adequate God.”

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