When Will Enough Be Enough?
There are thousands of images that flood our sight each day. Images that hope to either distract us, dampen our spirits, or steal our joy. We get sucked into a tidal wave that seems so amazingly beautiful from afar, but realize once within its mighty grasp it takes much effort to become free. So, we reach out to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, & Reality television to find something solid to hold onto, and in that vain attempt we find ourselves in a deep sea of comparison.
Thomas Edison penned the phrase; “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Comparison not only robs us of joy, but it also tries to steal our confidence, worth, and everything else that our Savior died to implant within us.
The enemy is persistent. He takes our insecurities and wraps them around his finger. We become a marionette, controlled by the ultimate manipulator. With every jerk of his wrist, we become trapped into a downward cycle that seeks to consume every part of us. He starts with our thoughts and begins to whisper to us we aren’t good enough, we aren’t as pretty as the next woman, and our skills & abilities are sub par. All of which begin to sink deeper into us, slowly crippling us.
When will enough be enough? When will we tire of being drug into the mud, and having our confidence ripped at the seams? When will we get fed up with allowing the enemy to have his way with us, subliminally placing us in front of others to distort our true reflection?
Let today be that day where enough is enough. We have gifts that need opening, and voices that need to be heard to advance the kingdom. But this cannot happen if we continue to passively allow the devil to speak lies into us. Ultimately extinguishing the light designed to radiate from us. So ladies we must fight; this is WAR!
After years of allowing the devil to speak into my life, I admit it’s hard to “destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (1 Corinthians 10:5). However, the battles that confront you and I aren’t meant to be fought alone. Ephesians 6:10 explain that we must be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. God is here to help us walk through every flaming dart that the enemy sends our way. His Word is meant to protect us and can be used as an instruction manual; giving us direction on how to “stand against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).
Ladies we must get fed up with allowing the devil to wreck havoc in our life. Let us begin to:
1. Pray for the strength of God to cover every area of weakness in our lives.
2. Search for scriptures we can mediate on and will destroy the devil’s attempt to lead us astray.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
“… I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord God, and you became mine.” (Ezekiel 16:8)
“You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.” (Isaiah 62: 3)
3. Surround ourselves with other women who will encourage us spiritually.
4. Grow in mature in the word so we wont be tossed to and fro by the waves. (Ephesians 4:14)
Carry the word in your heart ladies. No one’s beauty, skills, or abilities can disqualify us from this journey. Let us continue to walk this journey, but with a renewed mindset that shouts, “we are enough”.