Updated on July 10, 2018
Always Enough, Never Too Much
One of the main things I struggle with as a Christian is being insecure with myself. It’s not all the time, mind you, but it does happen. I know that we are not supposed to feel insecurity when we identify with God, but it’s a battle many, if not all, of us struggle with. Can I be real with y’all? Social media doesn’t help sometimes. Yes, social media can be a great tool to bring people together that we otherwise would’t have known—recently, I have been in an amazing group started by the wonderful Amy Weaverly and the group has been amazing! I love how I can feel free to share thoughts and feelings that I otherwise wouldn’t share even on my own page or in posts by my other friends. No one judges there, they just life each other up in praise and prayer. I feel close to these ladies! This is the way social media should be. However, it also can bring some thoughts of self doubt.
I know you’ve been there, too. We’ve all had those little voices of insecurities in our head. As much as we have tried to stop them, they tend to creep up when we least expect it. It’s as if Satan is standing next to you, sneering whispers in your ear:
- You are too sensitive.
- You are too loud.
- You are not pretty enough.
- You are too fat.
- You’re too skinny.
- You are too introverted.
- You are too extraverted.
- You’re too poor.
- You’re too needy.
- You’re too selfish.
- Why can’t you be more like her? She’s perfect.
- Look at her size 2 jeans and flat tummy. Why aren’t you be thinner?
- Look at her perfect hair. Your hair so limp and plain.
- Look at her perfect skin and makeup. Why don’t you have flawless skin too?
- They’re on vacation again. You can’t afford to go on vacation as much as them.
- You’re not worth it for them to be your friend.
- You’re unlovable. That’s why you don’t more friends.
- There’s something wrong with you. That’s why can’t you be happier.
- You’re a hot mess. God can’t use a hot mess.
It may not even be Instagram or Facebook that does it to you. It could even be that woman at Target that looks like she just stepped out of the salon. It could be that mirror in the changing room at Old Navy. It could come after a phone call with your parents. These negative thoughts can make you feel awful about yourself, or even worse.
Recently, I got asked to review the book Always Enough, Never Too Much by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan. After reading more about the book, I knew that it was perfect for me to share with all of you! I accepted the offer and waited excitedly for the day when it could come in the mail so I could tell you about it!
The bestselling authors of Wild and Free have created a very special book that is unlike any other devotional you have ever read or owned. It’s a flip book! Have you ever seen anything like it? This is one book with two messages. One side is for when you think like you’re not enough for anybody, and the other side is for when you think like you are too much for everybody. How awesome is that?
I love how there is a Content page, so you can quickly find a devotion that will help you for whatever you are struggling with at the time. Are you feeling like you’re not enough? Use the Always Enough side. Are you feeling like you are too much for everyone? Use the Never too Much Side.
Each of the 100 devotions are small enough that you can quickly read it when you have a free moment in your busy day. You can even pop the book in your purse and read when you need it the most! There’s even a Bible verse on top that coincides with the subject, so you can memorize it and hide it in your heart for when Satan tries to bring you down.
As for social media, it is good to remember that most of social media is fake. It’s the gosh darn harsh honest truth. That person who has perfect makeup, hair, and clothes? You don’t know how empty they feel inside. That person that’s always on vacation? You don’t know if they’re in massive debt or not. As far as the rest? God made you who you are. You either work at changing yourself into being a better person for God, or you need to accept who you are and be overjoyed with it! When you drive away the lies and insecurities you feel and you find your identity in Jesus, you can embrace these truths: You are always enough. You are never too much.
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