Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I'm Not Enough, But Jesus Is

I have come to believe their is a fundamental root issue to most mankind that causes each of us to act and become who we are. Most of us at the core just want to be loved, but believe we are not enough or cannot become good enough to have that happen for us. We strive to find our identity, who we are, so we can become someone worthy of the love we so desire.

I have spoken to and heard the stories of so many that fall prey to abuse at the hand of another because they feel unworthy and unloved. I too was fed on by those who seek their own way and was used to fulfill their need to have worth. All the time Satan smiles.... While we struggle to know who we are and hurt one another. His hope is we damage each other so badly there is no hope of healing.

As I have studied the Bible in the last few years, what I have come to understand is that we are supposed to be overcomers. Circumstances are not supposed to keep us from the beauty He has placed within each of us. As a believer in Jesus Christ, each of us has been given the Holy Spirit, a piece of the trinity. We have the living God within us and it is supposed to give us a new identity. It is supposed to give us the indentity we were born to have. We are overcomers. We are made in the image of God. We are heirs to the Kingdom of God. Made out of beauty and placed here to show something more than humanity can understand.

But Satan mauls the understanding and twists the mind so we don't see who we are and what we are capable of. I see people in horrible situations with no way out and no where to turn. Their place to turn is Jesus. They may not be able to change their circumstances but they can change the way their heart feels. Jesus is enough. Jesus can fulfill the longings inside even in the midst of the ugliest situations. Jesus can do what mankind cannot. He can give hope. He can give peace when the walls are shaking.

This I know so fully! Jesus has calmed my storms from the inside out. Sometimes the walls still vibrate around me and feel as if they will fall but I know who I am and it's enough. My sufficiency is in the one who made me and my identity is secure. I am who He says I am and that gives me the ability to feel secure in all circumstances.

The truth of who I am is no longer about the things and people around me. Those things will pass away but who I am in Jesus Christ stands for eternity. I see myself through the eyes of God and it gives me the peace and strength to do all things.

I am loved by the one who "is love" that makes me worthy of greatness. His greatness. Thats enough.

6 comments:

ROBERT LLOYD RUSSELL said...

Excellent summary of a critically needed topic. Everyone wants to be loved! Also everyone wants forgiveness. Both are only truly found in Jesus Christ, when He is invited into a life.
May God continue to bless you and your ministry.

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

That'll preach, Sherri!

Thank you for your inspiring words today.

Deb said...

Wow thanks that was just Beautiful, so glad I stopped by again:) Blessings,
Deb

Toyin O. said...

Amen, there is no one that can love us the way Jesus does:)

The Soap Sister said...

I just found your blog -thanks for the inspiration Sherri! :) -Becky

Maranatha said...

Alleluia! Jesus Christ is just all