YOU ARE ENOUGH.
I’m sure if there’s one thing we all agree with…. It’s that no one is perfect… except Jesus. I’ve realized how easy it is to get sucked into having this sense of worthlessness… or something close to it. It begins with anxiety, and then our expectations aren’t met, or we are at a stage in our lives where we hoped for more, but we are not exactly there yet…
It may sound easy when people tell you positive things about yourself, and they expect you to feel great all the time, but it’s really not. Everyone feels down, and it’s totally okay to have bad days, as long as you don’t let it wear you down… The world is changing, and the days of technology isn’t making it better. (Thank God Instagram has removed the number of likes). Statistics must have definitely proven how people measure stages in their lives in comparison to others on social media, everyone posts pictures like they’re living their best lives [ though,some really are ], while others think they aren’t doing enough because they’re sucked into people’s lives on social media.
Some people have committed suicide because of this, some are even depressed, and others start to live a lie just to match up. We are all guilty of this “social media syndrome” [myself included] … but over time – with discipline and self-consciousness, I have trained myself not to believe everything I see on social media and never to compare myself with anyone else. We are all created differently, and everyone has their own struggles and victories. We all have unique fingerprints, so definitely, we all have different stories.
We owe it to ourselves to focus more on ourselves – who we are, and who we are becoming. We should focus on developing our character, becoming better people and making this already insane, yet beautiful world that God created – a better place.
We are beautifully and wonderfully made in God’s image and likeness. We are the salt of the earth. We are special. We are loved – very much so. My favorite pastor shared some nuggets that remains with me and I thought to share with you. Each time you have a negative thought, or feel hopeless, worthless, or anxious, ask yourself these 5 questions:
- Is this thought true?
- Is this thought 100% true?
- How do I feel if I think this?
- How would I feel if I didn’t think this?
- How can I replace this with the truth?
I’ll give a perfect example answering those questions –
Negative thought – “I feel like I’m not doing enough.”
- Is this thought true? NO
- Is this thought 100% true? NO
- How do I feel if I think this? Sad, unaccomplished, dejected.
- How would I feel if I didn’t think this? Happy, fulfilled, grateful.
- How can I replace this with the truth? God has said “I know the plans I have for you … plans for good … to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29: 11
Whenever those negative thoughts and feelings creep in, grab a journal, ask yourself the questions above. Remember your thoughts control what you become. Remain steadfast in the truth knowing God loves you more than you could ever imagine, and you are DEFINITELY ENOUGH.