“Am I enough?” He said.
“Yes, Lord. Of course, You are enough.”
“Then stop making excuses. Whatever you lack, whatever your need, I am enough. Come to Me.”
“I am ashamed Lord. I’ve done wrong. I’ve been hiding my sin, my self.”
“I see all. Come to Me, just as you are. Let Me cover you, clothe you in My righteousness.”
“But Lord, I failed You. I failed myself, I failed others.”
“I know, but I want you”.
“I want You, Jesus. But I’m broken.”
“That’s what I’m for. Give Me yourself. Let Me make you.”
“Lord, make me whole. Make me holy and wholly Yours. You are enough, Lord. You are intoxicating.”
“Yes.” He said. “I Am. “
You don’t have to be a victim of your failures, shortcomings, or circumstances. Every obstacle, every failure, every defect, every unmet need is a chance for Jesus to move on your behalf, to prove Himself in your life, and bring Him glory. Your defeat is Jesus’ opportunity to bring victory if you give yourself to Him. He is the God of the turn around, the God of a new beginning.
Sometimes it’s like digging deep and climbing and failing and falling and finding I have landed at Jesus’ feet. But then, He reaches down, and pulls me to Himself.
God is easy to please, but hard to satisfy.
But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense… You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage; but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself. – George MacDonald
God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.
The more we get what we call “ourselves” out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.
Nothing of you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. – C S Lewis, Mere Christianity
My best is a gift from Him. My worst is an opportunity for God to do miracles and testify of His grace. I bring a lot to the table for Jesus to work with. I just keep laying all my raw material, my broken pieces, on The Workman’s table, putting my whole self, my life, in the Master Builder’s hands.
Jesus is my pleasure, my joy,
But I am not satisfied. I want more of Him, and Him to have all of me.
I never tire of Him.
He occupies my mind.
He’s the winner, the captor, and ruler of my heart,
Rescuer and lover of my soul.
I am His.
© 2017 Rachael M Colby Tattoo It On Your Heart
9 thoughts on “Am I Enough?”
Rachael, your two poems are just beautiful! I’ve been waiting to read the Jesus Wants Our Worst (I remember awhile back you mentioned you were going to write it). Such an encouragement to me, sister!
Grateful for the opportunity to encourage you, Pearl. You and your writing at http://lookupsometimes.com/posts/ are a great encouragement in my walk with God and my writing.
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Rachael, I’m grateful to encourage you in return. It’s a win-win! Thanks so much!
Rachael, I apologize for misspelling your name.
Rachel, you speak truth about our lives.
Your quote by C.S. Lewis, “The more we get what we call “ourselves” out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.” Reminds me of something written by J. Todd Billings in his book Union With Christ. He said, “We do not become children of God by trying to please God. We become children of God through embracing Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose again for our sake. We add nothing to this righteousness of Jesus Christ, which is received as a gift as we lose our old self and find ourselves anew “in Christ” as God’s adopted children.
Keep writing Rachel. God is using you to communicate His great love for us.
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No worries, Michael! Most people misspell my name. Thank you so much for reading, sharing your thoughts and for your kind encouragement. 🙂
My prayer: “Jesus, teach me, change me, use me. Give me words to praise You, Lord, a word in season for someone. Let my words be salt and light to draw others to You.”
God bless you also, Michael.
How beautiful and true, I love Jesus and need Him so much! Thanks for this one Rachael. 💞
How I love this. How I love Jesus.
Yes, I can see how you love Jesus very clearly in your writing at: https://morethantheancients.com/ God bless you, Rebekah. You are precious. This piece was hard to post as it makes me feel so vulnerable. Sigh. Okay, Lord. Have your way in me.