Perhaps the deepest longing of every human heart is to find adequacy in everything that defines life for us.
We want an adequate car, an adequate house, an adequate paycheck.
And we want the people in our lives to be enough.
The word “adequate” means “sufficient for a specific requirement.”
The problem is. . . we often choose what that “requirement” is.
One we have laid out for ourselves. What we think will be “just enough.”
When nothing seems to be sufficient, we often listen to the cries around us that say, “I am enough. You don’t have to put up with less than sufficient. Try me.”
So we try what these voices offer.
But they eventually come up short. Less than require.
Why? Why are we tempted to feel short-changed in life?
Do we have contentment issues?
Is it simply living in an imperfect world?
Or could it be we’re looking in the wrong places?
Are we looking at the wrong things to be our “Enough”?
If there was one person who had enough, it was King David.
Not because he was a king, won wars, and was given amazing promises.
He had enough, because of Who his Shepherd was.
He said, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)
He never suggested that his possessions or his accomplishments were enough.
His Shepherd was Enough.
His God was Adequate.
So nothing was missing in his life.
When we take a look at what we claim as ours and cry, “I want you to be enough!” let’s take a deeper look and say, “You are special enough to me, because I have all I need in my Adequate God.”
By Bethany Hayes
Used by Permission
Would you like to know God and allow him to be your Shepherd? You can! It all starts with knowing Jesus and letting him transform you from the inside out. His love is amazing. You can start by praying this prayer:
Lord Jesus, I want to know You personally. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to You and ask You to come in as my Savior and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.
• The Gentle Christian How do I embrace a gentle spirit when I have been hurt and/or deceived?