Friday, April 7, 2017


Are we enough? Is there power in being enough?

I first encountered the phrase "I am enough" in an online class based on Brené Brown's book, The Gift of Imperfection. When I wrote those words on my hand it felt strange. Deep down I felt a great lack. There was relief in thinking I was okay as I am. 

But, even as I believed that I did not need to walk around feeling flawed and broken, I knew there was a wider view. You see, I believe in The Fall. Going way back to Adam and Eve I believe it was important to the Plan of Salvation that our first parents come to a mortal planet, where they made mistakes. But, sin does not exist in our Heavenly Father's home. So, Adam and Eve were stuck, unable, by their own power, to make themselves innocent again. We are stuck, too. 

     Thus the atonement of Jesus Christ is essential. The Creation and The Fall would be of naught without the redeeming and sanctifying power of our Savior. 
    What do I want to be enough for? If my view extends to the heavens then I want to be enough to be in the presence of God. I believe he desires that for me. Jesus marked the path and led the way. I am enough when I am fully yoked with him in this life. True, his virtue pulls more weight than mine. He doesn't ask for equality. He asks for my heart.

 I have been writing with the Five Minute Friday Group for more than two years and I really enjoy the talented writers who share themselves each week.


  1. Thank you for this!! It is sweet and straight to the point. "He asks for my heart"... and that is enough!

  2. Thanks Tondra. I love to read your inspired writing.

  3. I thought of that class too, Gabriele and the photo I have of my hand with those words written on my palm. It was one of the hardest things I've done...writing that I'm enough. I can only qualify that by saying I can be enough through the grace of Jesus as I know he is your enough too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. My life is so much happier when I remember I am enough and when I find opportunities to remind those who sorrow that they, too, are enough.


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