You Are Enough!
“Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, and the end of mirth may be grief.” (the Bible, Proverbs 14:13)
Have you ever heard of Chonda Pierce, the #1 selling female comedian in history? For this woman of faith, Proverbs 14:13 was her reality for many years. Processing grief over her alcoholic husband’s death, intense rejection from her daughter’s estrangement, pressure to perform as her career exploded, the tragic loss of both her sisters in her teenage years, deep childhood wounds, and more, she put on a happy face, even as her heart continually cried out beneath the surface, “Am I enough?”
In her excellent, very real movie, “Chonda Pierce: Enough,” this is one of many far-reaching questions that she discusses. Am I enough when the facade of laughter fades to my reality of ... grief? Am I enough when my loved ones didn’t change for me? Am I enough when I’m no longer “on stage” or the life of the party, and I go home to a silent house? Am I enough for someone to love me again?
Today, perhaps you relate to some of her struggles ... or perhaps yours take a different form. Maybe you wonder if you’re smart, talented, attractive, spiritual, athletic, efficient, lovable, strong, or something else … enough. If you don’t feel “enough” in some way today, take solace in the Word of God, as Chonda says. Hold tightly to these eternal, unchanging promises, personalized for you:
- “For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” (according to the Bible, 2 Peter 1:3, AMP)
- “And your own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe!” (according to the Bible, Colossians 2:10, TPT)
- “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” (according to the Bible, Philippians 2:13, NLT)
No matter what you’ve done, how you feel, or what you’ve lived through, you have absolutely everything you need through knowing Christ! You are not incomplete or lacking ... you are complete in Him and can do all things through Him! (the Bible, Philippians 4:13) And even now, God is giving you the desire and power to do what pleases Him. In other words, you are and will always be ... enough.
If you ever start to doubt it, I invite you to declare these Scriptures over yourself, for they are the truth that shields you. “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.” (the Bible, Proverbs 30:5)
As Chonda says, “I know that I am enough to navigate life and anything that comes along because of the blood of Christ. Because of what He did on the cross. [...] Jesus died to prove to us that we were enough, that we were worth dying for.”
Praise God! Be blessed as you walk through this day in victory!
Thanks for existing!