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You are (not) enough.

We’ve all read the mom blogs that tell us over and over again; You are enough. I do understand that those mamas mean well when they say this. But, I’ve got some news for you…. You are not enough. And it’s ok. If parents were enough for their kids, then they wouldn’t need Jesus. Our children were loaned to us for a short period of time so that we can show Christ’s love to them and teach them about Him. We are incomplete. We fail daily. We are insufficient.


He completes us. He cannot fail us. He is sufficient for us. He is enough.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10

We have got to stop trying to be the perfect  mom who’s got all her ducks in a row and just trust God to be all that we need. Let Jesus fill the holes that no one or no thing can fill.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

The only way we can take care of ourselves, our husbands, our kids, work a full time job, keep the house clean, cook, and accomplish the million other things us mamas have to do is by leaning on Jesus. We cannot be perfect apart from Him. He is the only One who makes us righteous. When you don’t feel worthy or good enough, allow Him to complete you. He is always there when we need Him. God’s grace alone has the power to meet our needs. It is help in our time of need.

It is enough.