The dishes are piled up in the sink.
The floors need mopping.
The kids need a bath.
The load in the washer has been washed twice now because you just can’t keep up.
You’re up to your eyeballs in diapers, bottles, and sleepless nights.
You try and try but you just can’t get caught up. You feel like you’re sinking – like you are not enough. Like you have let your family and your husband down.
Society has made it so that we, as women, are constantly told that we need to do everything and we need to do it perfectly. Don’t believe me? Go look on Facebook, Pinterest, or any magazine. We are inundated with images of the perfect wife, with the perfect figure, her hair is perfectly pinned and her nails are manicured. I don’t know about you but today I barely made it to brush my teeth and throw on sweats and a tshirt. It is so easy to feel like you are not enough. You can look around you and find many reasons to justify the way you feel. But let me tell you something. You were created in His image. Our Heavenly Father made you. You are enough! Need proof? Ok!
3 Reasons why you are enough…
- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 I do not want to rewrite the Bible but I want to reword this verse for you just for the purpose of showing you that you are enough… For God so loved YOU, that he gave his only begotten Son, that if YOU believeth in him YOU should not perish, but have everlasting life. WOW! You are worth so much to Him! You are enough!
- For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20 YOU are worth so much to our Lord and Savior that He paid the ultimate price for you! He laid down his life, on the cross for you. You are enough!
- Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 “that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you” This verse speaks volumes to me. If He is enough, why wouldn’t I be enough? If He has made me, and He is in me, then why wouldn’t I be enough? You are enough!
Do not measure yourself and your worth based upon what the world thinks is enough. There is no Pinterest perfect house. We all have sticky floors, children with dirty faces, and dishes waiting on us in the sink. (Or at least I do!) It is ok that we are not perfect. Your husband didn’t choose you because you are perfect. The Lord didn’t create you to be perfect, He created you to be His. In His eyes, you are enough. And I am betting in your husbands eyes you are more than enough!
This is part of a series of posts from several bloggers called Encouraging Wives. To read more check out these great posts here…
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