Friday, July 20, 2012

Five Minutes: Enough

Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Enough.

Ready.  Set.  Write.

When is it enough?  This vague, yet poignant question can apply to so many areas of our lives.  I'm currently on a health plan (I loathe the word diet) to strive to lose weight.  For once in my life, it's working.  And, the best part of it all is that even with the little I eat...I feel like it's enough.

The past month or so I have been convicted of not being grateful for the immense amount of blessings I have.  A quick review of my life and I'm better off than 90% of the free world, yet, I want more.  Because "something" is not enough.  Do I not have enough money?  Do I not have enough activities to fill my down time?  I try every day to be thankful for what I do have, knowing that God has richly blessed me and this selfish human flesh just always thinks it's not enough.

Being single, I think "I've had enough of this flying solo."  But, am I fed up enough to settle for less than God's Best for me?  If I was honest, no.  Because jumping into a relationship for the wrong reasons is never going to have a happy ending.  I counsel way too many women who in their lives have made rash choices that have forever scarred their future relationships.  When God brings the man that will allow me to show the world a relationship and marriage that is God-honoring, then I will know I've had enough of the solo life.

What is enough?  Jesus Christ.  Period.  As I watched the news this morning and saw the heartbreaking tragedy of the lives lost in Aurora, Colorado, simply by attending the midnight premiere of a movie, I realize that only Christ is enough.  May I always find my complete satisfaction in Him.


Jenn said...

Needed to hear that today. So true only Jesus is enough. Now how to get out of His way!

MyJourneyBack said...

This was a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing this. o