YOU ARE ENOUGH (2)
It gladdens my heart as I write you the second edition of my series “YOU ARE ENOUGH” I am certain you were enlightened on what it means to be enough from the first edition. On this second edition am confident God will open your eyes of understanding to grip all you need for you to ENOUGH.
YOU ARE ENOUGH
Most often there is always this feeling and urge to compare, equate, or believe that one is not enough. This feeling makes one feel slow or accomplishes little when compared to what others do or have accomplished over time. There is always this feeling of dissatisfaction and inadequacy, which drive you to follow, watch, obsess and many often idolize others to the extent of total abandonment of one’s purpose calling, business, career etc.
Many are proud to say they are living their lives through the mirror of others; instead of living their lives based on the dictates of God. They easily carried away by trends, people’s opinions and recent happenings thereby losing their exact selves.
The bible in 1 Peter 2:9 buttressed further that ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an Holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. This implies that God has created you to be enough and peculiar in your distinct way, you are not inferior or substandard everything about you is unique and exquisite.
HOW TO BECOME ENOUGH
It is said that what we believe we become, our lives are a product of what we believe and what we envisaged about ourselves. You cannot be celebrated or honoured more than you celebrate or honour yourself. However, below I will be sharing important ways you can become enough
BUILD YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
Remember success does not give self-confidence rather you build self-confidence to become successful. Many believe when they have achieved a level of success then they can be confident. Your being confident have nothing to do with the level of success like many think they have to achieve certain things before they can be valued, loved appreciated and wanted; this has pushed many to seek validation through any length.
Be confident about who you are, the Bible admonished in Psalms 139:14 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well”. You are wonderfully created, and you must go with this mindset, because the righteous is as bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1).
No one can love you more than you love yourself; the foundation of being enough is self-love. You must love and accept yourself for who you are and who God created you to be. Accept your physical features, abilities, weaknesses, imperfections, and flaws. Remember you cannot love yourself more than someone else would love you.
ELIMINATE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS ABOUT YOURSELF
A popular saying by Mahatma Gandhi has it that “your belief becomes, your thoughts becomes your words, your words becomes your actions, your actions becomes your habits, your habits becomes your values, your values becomes your destiny”. This is not far from the reality what you constantly meditate upon you find yourself doing subconsciously. What you think about yourself reflects on you and automatically gives people that same impression about you. If you really want to be enough you must eliminate every negative thought you have about yourself. Fill your thoughts with good and positive thoughts about yourself.
Fear is a torment; it can torment you to the extent of not being able to believe in yourself anymore, fear of the unknown, rejection, failure, and many more. The absence of fear enables you to learn and unlearn, remember being enough is your ability to face the reality about who you really are. If you fear to accept yourself people will never accept you. There is no perfect person here on earth we all are walking towards perfection; with the understanding of this you will live a fear free life.
TIPS TO BECOMING ENOUGH
NO ONE IS BETTER THAN YOU ARE: No one is better than you are; there is no one like you anywhere in the world this should always be at the back of your mind. The Bible in 1 Corinthians 6:20 buttressed further that … ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify god in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. This however connotes that you are created to be enough and when you do not accept that you are not glorifying God.
CHALLENGES MAKE YOU STRONGER: Challenges are only leveraged to becoming stronger and more efficient. When you boldly and firmly pass through any life challenge you become a more resilient person.
CHOOSE PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION: Choose to make constant progress rather than becoming perfect, the idea of being perfect can be burdensome and overwhelming. Fulfilment comes from constant progress, it reveals how much growth and advancement have achieved, how intelligent, brilliant, and wise you have become. Pursuing perfection can drain your energy, you find yourself ruined when you fail or do not meet up to standards. Seek to celebrate every small step forward you make this will enable you achieve more.
YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS JUST GIVE IT A TRY: The Bible in Philippians 5:13 reiterated I can do all things through Christ which strenghteneth me this implies that you can do all things and have results because God is your source of strength and He has made available to you. This is the favourite scripture I recite to my children and grandchildren each time I must talk with them. This instilled in them the understanding that they are enough and there is nothing that can be impossible for them to achieve unless they are unwilling to try. Therefore, do not limit yourself, you can as well achieve everything you want to achieve and come out successfully.
It is important you know that you are enough when you accept Jesus as your lord and personal Saviour and you can receive the spirit that gives you an understanding of who you are in Christ. If you have made the decision to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and become His child you say this simple prayer of faith with me: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You today as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today and grant me the spirit of supplication all the days of my life. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom. Amen
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible and pray daily, obey God’s Word, and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed a glorious year ahead in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through Oyedepofaitha@gmail.com you can call/text 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Make Your Life Count, Single with A difference, and Salvation the Way of Escape
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