“You will never get everything in life but you will get enough.”
― Sanhita Baruah
I got married not believing that marriage would solve my problems, but knowing that it would be used by God to form and mould me. Somewhere in my eight year old heart, I was right: I knew that I’d find a quiet freedom to discover more of myself, to become, and I’m blessed to share that journey with my husband.
Our whole marriage through, we’ve seen the beauty of covenant and shared space. We’ve learned to depend on God as our source and all in all. And that keeps getting tested – the reality of God as provider, giver and sustainer of testimony as we had experienced on our wedding day. In the in between moments, we find ourselves holding onto that reality like a blanket to keep us warm in the face of contrary circumstances.
You see, in this age of distraction, of how-tos, need-tos and must-haves, it’s easy to be focussed on getting rather than being content with what you already have. Sure, you could be and probably should be in a better position than you currently are in, but pulling out measuring sticks to the show reel of other’s lives will make your heart sick.
I love how Psalms 4:6-8 MSG puts it.
Why is everyone hungry for more? “More, more,” they say. “More, more.” I have God’s more-than-enough, More joy in one ordinary day Than they get in all their shopping sprees. At day’s end I’m ready for sound sleep, For you, God, have put my life back together.
I just love that! What if we lived knowing that we are living in the enough of God? The everyday more-than-enough of God? The more-than-enough that has factored in every situation, every outcome and possibility that could come your way? How would your life change if you lived as though this was true for you?
We sing it often, most of us know it by heart, but how many of us believe the words, “All I have needed, Thy hand hath provided, Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.”
And it’s these seeds of gratitude that culture our hearts to be good stewards of what we have been given. When you think about it, aren’t the successful ones the ones who were faithful stewards of their everyday enough?
Living an abundant, running over life will need you to be conscious of every moment, of your everyday enough. Because after all, you will live tomorrow in the fruit of today’s enough if you are faithful to steward it.
So, I ask, what does enough look like for you today?