I’ll go out on a limb and say, that very single one of us, at one time or another, will struggle with feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and inadequacy. And the primary underlying falsehood that feeds the sense of worthlessness is I’m not __________ enough. You can fill that blank in with any number of qualities.
I’m not strong enough.
I’m not experienced enough.
I’m not talented enough.
I’m not brave enough.
I’m not pretty enough.
I’m not thin enough.
I’ve written an entire book on 75 of the most common “I’m not _____ enough” statements that hold women hostage to feelings of inferiority, insecurity and inadequacy, and I barely scratched the surface.
But here’s what I want you to remember: whatever you feel you are not, God is. When Moses asked God to tell him His name, God replied, “I AM.” Whatever you need, God is. He is the God who fills your gaps; He is I AM Who fills in your blanks.
Once we let go of the lies that we are not enough, and grab hold of the truth that we are more than enough because Jesus’ presence and power in us, we will get unstuck from mealy mouse mentality and be on our way to the experiencing the courageous confidence of an overcomer.
Here’s what I want you to do. As you go about your day, I challenge you to “spot the nots” in your self-assessment. Sleuth for the “I am nots” in your thoughts and in your speech. For example, look out for words spoken or thought such as: I’m not smart enough; I’m not pretty enough; I’m not good enough. Then once your “spot the not,” I want you to “swat the not”. That’s right. Swat it right out of your vocabulary. Here’s the deal, whenever you say, “I’m not _____ enough;” God says “I AM.”
When You say God Says
I AM not smart enough. I AM
I AM not talented enough. I AM
I AM not patient enough. I AM
I AM not loving enough. I AM
I AM not caring enough. I AM
I AM not wise enough. I AM
I AM not strong enough. I AM
I AM not outgoing enough. I AM
I AM not secure enough. I AM
I AM not bold enough. I AM
I AM not ___________enough. I AM
Now, go back and read that list again. But this time, read it out loud. Go ahead. Nobody’s watching. If they are, they’ll be blessed too.
“Nots” swarm like flies on the unaware and unsuspecting. Let me encourage you to “spot the nots” in your life. Hunt them down. Sleuth them out. Spot them. And once you spot the nots, swat the nots right out of your mind. Get rid of them.
I AM is the God who is everything you need. I AM is the God who fills in your blanks.
Do you believe that? If so, leave a comment that says, I believe that says “God is everything I need. He is the God Who fills in my blanks.
I’m going to randomly pick one entry and give away a free copy of my book, I’m Not Good Enough…and Other Lies Women Tell Themselves.