It’s so easy to look around and notice the things that we don’t have, the goals we haven’t reached yet the way that we don’t measure up to those around us and as ourselves, “am I enough?”.
The answer is yes. Yes, my sweet friends, you are enough. It’s not until you start believing that, that you can continue to grow to be the person you are meant to be.
I am enough. And because of that, I strive. I strive to be who I need to be, knowing that I have it in me. I strive to do better. I may not be the best, I may not have it all together, but I AM enough. When it seems as though every time I open my mouth I make things worse, I know that I don’t need to give up because I’m enough.
Two nights ago, my son had the worst night he’s ever had, behaviorally. We were staying out of town at my parents and he had the worst bedtime melt down I’ve ever experienced. I was tapped. My husband was tapped. We were out of resources. We did some things right and a lot of things wrong. Thankfully, this two-and-a-half-hour horror that played out in front of me was not the norm, but it was a really defeating experience. Moments like that, I question myself. Thankfully, I know who I am going into those things. Because I already know that I’m enough, when I go into moments where I feel that I’m failing as a mom, wife, etc., I’m able to recognize that it’s just that, a feeling. And then, because I know that I’m enough, I can take a deep breath (or a hundred) and figure out what I need. In that moment, it meant I needed to pray and separate myself for a few minutes before re-approaching the situation with a clear head.
I’ve learned that being enough doesn’t mean I’m the only one that needs to deal with the situation. Sometimes I need to tag out and call in reinforcement, but it doesn’t mean I failed.
You are enough. Your moments of failure are lessons. Who are you going to be? You can stay stagnant in your areas that need growth, or you can pull yourself up and be who you need to be. You are brave enough. You are smart enough. You are strong enough. You are loved enough.
You are enough.
Are you having a hard time accepting yourself right now? You might like to check out my 30 Affirmations for Moms.
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