I’ve been thinking a lot recently. (Why do you look surprised haha?) Thinking about the words over my life, thinking about all kinds of God-given desires and dreams, gifts and abilities, thoughts and visions – and it began to make me wonder why don’t I see it all right now. Why was I not where I thought I should be? Well, I am thinking no more. Two days ago I arrived at a conclusion to all my thoughts and questions…
How much is enough for you? How much do you have to have to be fulfilled? Car? Job? Family? Success? Fame? What is the standard that you have set out to measure the purpose and value of your life? I had my ideas for my own life. I had set out, long ago, on a course of what I knew I wanted to do with my life but then I became frustrated when it didn’t happen as I thought it would.
So I asked God – why is that? And God, through prayers spoken over many days, weeks and months now, began to ask me a question. He asked me? How much is enough for you?
God said to me: “How much is enough for you? I’ve birthed dreams, desires and vision in your heart for Me to bring about and fulfil in My own time – so why do you feel you need to be further than you are? How much is enough for you? Let me ask you again David, right now, how much is enough for you?”
I thought about it and then two days ago I came to it. The answer. My answer. I replied:
“Lord, I’m sorry that I have strived and grasped for things which are not for now. Those things you have excited me with, they are important to me BUT they do not fulfil me in themselves. You Lord, however, DO fulfil me. So Lord the answer to your question is simple: it is enough for me that You love me.”
Now I feel at peace about all those things that were on my mind. Sure the enemy has tried to put doubt in my mind – but as we resist the Devil, he flees from us. God’s love is enough for me. God’s love fulfils me. I can live in that, I can grow in that. I can survive on that. I can build on that.
God loves me! That’s more than enough for me. Those things that were puzzling me…they don’t compare. In God’s time they will come and I will see them…but I will receive them because I know they are given to me from God my Father who loves me so very dearly.
Friends, how much is enough for you? Is the amazing truth that God loves you enough for you? I hope so. If it isn’t then you have placed other things above God’s most wonderful gift to you and devalued His love for your life.
God has reached out to us, He loved us first and His love is an everlasting love. Think about His love for you and I trust that as you do, just as I discovered, that everything else will find its place, its priority and its time.