Yesterday I was asked this question, “IS GOD ENOUGH?” This question really made me ponder over “my desires” in life. Since it struck me I wanted to share and see how people would respond on Facebook and Instagram. Of course out of guilt or religious rhetoric most Christians answer in haste, “Yes, More than enough, Without a doubt!” However, I believe these hasty answers to be far from the truth. We may say it in word, but our beliefs deep down inside expose our actions revealing that we live and make choices based on God not being enough and it goes without us verbally expressing it. We live as if He isn’t enough.
Our brokenness, loneliness, voids, desires, bills and bank accounts, our eating habits, anger, frustration, gossip, complaining, our lack of patience, trust, and contentment, our constant IF I JUST HAD… says He’s Not Enough.
Under every sin we commit there is a lie we believe in… A lie saying GOD IS NOT ENOUGH. Adam and Eve dealt with the same thing in the Garden. The serpent twisted the Word of God into believing that what He commanded wasn’t enough, that the Tree of Life was not enough, and that them being like God already made in His Image, in His Likeness was not enough. They felt that God had cheated them and so they doubted that what He provided through sufficient instructions to live by and sustenance to live on was not ENOUGH. Thus they believed in the lie and we now all feel the affects of this sin.
Every sin we commit and every action we make contrary to the Word of God we are saying GOD IS NOT ENOUGH. Even when we have an ideal or dream full of consumerism and selfish gain; when we want people, places or things to fill our voids we are saying with our thoughts, deeds, and actions that GOD IS NOT ENOUGH. Think about it…
IS GOD ENOUGH for you to remain single? Or do you need a relationship and sex to validate your existence? Is God enough for you to truly be fulfilled in life? What is the lie you believe? That you are lonely, maybe even worthless without someone to be with. Is God Enough to glorify Him with your body?
IS GOD ENOUGH for you to stay faithful in your marriage? Or do you justify that pornography and adultery fill the void of the things your spouse won’t do. The lie is you find the solution to meet your own needs no matter how selfish. Our spouses do not complete us like the Jerry Maguire movie might have suggested, Jesus completes us.
IS GOD ENOUGH for you to sleep in a bed at night? Could you be homeless and say He is enough? Or do you need the nice neighborhood, plush bed, nice car, prestige, etc. for Him to be enough? Is God enough for you to and ride the bus or use the new driving service Lyft?
IS GOD ENOUGH for you to be satisfied with your current financial status? Or do you need more just to have more for God to be enough? Is God enough for you to live below your means and pay off debt? Is He enough for you to know you are more valuable with or without a job and a dollar amount being assigned to you per hour?
IS GOD ENOUGH for you not to use alcohol and drugs or any other addiction to numb or cope with the pain in your life? Is He Enough to provide mental and emotional stability without illegal drugs, sex addictions, people addictions, and alcohol?
When we say GOD IS NOT ENOUGH, we are truly saying I WILL WORSHIP Him, Her, Money, Sex, Power, Drugs, Alcohol, Greed, Status, etc. because they are a better god. STOP WORSHIPPING YOUR VOIDS! They are a false gods that never fulfill or satisfy you eternally. Sure you will get a temporary fix, but you will still be empty in reality.
DO YOU TRUST GOD TO BE ENOUGH? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GOD TO BE TRUE? A.W. Tozer said, “the most important thing a Christian can do is to think rightly about God.” Do you? If you believe God to be judgmental, condemning, distant, untrustworthy, unloving, or unfaithful, you will bow down an worship every idol god (void) in your life. But if you Believe that God’s character and Word can be trusted, and know He is faithful, loving, protecting, and your Father you will know that He is enough and the Only one true of Worship. Salvation in knowing this Only One True God and Jesus the Son who He sent (John 17:3).
These are things to ponder in our self-glorifying, consumerism, oversexed, hedonistic world that we live in. I DON’T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, BUT I KNOW THAT WHEN GOD GAVE US JESUS CHRIST AND HE LIVED, DIED, AND RESURRECTED FOR US, THEN GIVING US THE HOLY SPIRIT TO LIVE AN EMPOWERED LIFE–HE DID MORE THAN ENOUGH (John 3:16-17; Romans 5:8; Acts 1:8). IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER YOU MUST ASK FOR THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP YOU MAKE THE CHOICES THAT SHOUT GOD IS ENOUGH!
The old school church said it like this, “If God never does another thing He’s already done enough.” Yes, we desire to be in relationships. Yes, money helps us do more things. Yes, nice homes and cars are good, but you must ask yourself if I never get what I want and God has already given me what I need to IS GOD ENOUGH? If you don’t get _________________ IS GOD ENOUGH?
Read Philippians 4 and learn the secret of Christianity–Contentment. And discover why Paul says He can do all things through Christ who strengthens Him.
God Loves You From the Inside Out,