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God isn’t enough for us

It felt weird writing that title: God isn’t enough. Yet, many times we treat the Lord as if having Him, and only Him, isn’t good enough for us.

Instead, we want something or someone other than Him, or additional to Him, to feel complete. We want a husband or wife, a boyfriend or girlfriend, we want closer friends — or friends period.

We need a car, we need a better job. We need “them” and “this and that” to feel whole.

C’mon, let’s be real…

When we feel this way, it’s like saying, “God you aren’t enough for me.”

The crazy part is, Jesus had all of “them” and all of “that.” He was King of heaven. What were earthly riches? He attracted crowds of people, had a close circle of friends called disciples, and even a “best friend,” if you will, named Peter.

God was enough for Jesus. And God should be enough for us too.

But for Jesus, “them” and all of that wasn’t enough. Jesus retreated to quiet places — away from everything and everyone — to have private moments with God. For Christ, God was enough and without God, he could do nothing.

If we are feeling incomplete, it isn’t because we lack stuff or people, it’s because we lack a greater connection with God. Like Jesus, find a time and place to spend private time with God.

The truth is: If all we have is God, than we have all we need.

God isn’t enough.

Why do you think we feel God isn’t enough for us sometimes? How can we fix this?

Let us know in a comment below.

2 Responses

  1. Rosebel

    The things you feed will grow and the one you starve will die. In order to make God enough we need to give him more of our time and money. What ever you invest in will become more important to you. If we invest in the things of God we will soon find that he is enough, more than enough. I have done this and it changed my life. I made the bible my best friend and got rid of all the things that ever stood in the way of me getting closer to God. I started investing my money on Christian books, buying sermons, watching Christian movies. I fed my spirit and the desires of my flesh were starved. The catch is to continue in this practice. The moment you stop, the things of the flesh come back to haunt you. So you must continue in the Word, in The Lord. 🙂

    1. Hi Rosebel! :0)

      Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful and wise comment. It does takes discipline to keep ourselves in the Word of God and in the Kingdom of Light but after all, aren’t we all called to be Christ’s disciples — disciplined in doing the work of God? I can be a witness to the constant need to continue practicing this. Once we stop, we have to re-teach ourselves to kill our flesh. And, that isn’t always easy.

      Thanks again for sharing the insight.

      Bless you.

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