Not on the Agenda – Part 2

Girlfriends, I hope you’re ready for Part 2. If you missed Part 1, you should take two minutes to read it first. As I continued unpacking my day with my sister Tina last night, I was reminded of the words I Am Enough. It’s the topic of a few social media campaigns, and it’s the tag for a few businesses. Have you seen it? I even have a wristband that I got at someone’s speaking event that bears the same message. Truth is — you are not enough! Ouch! I know it stings. It stung me too when I first heard it.

I didn’t get that pointed message from the speaker at my leadership session, but those words kept echoing in my mind as a bold-faced lie that we tell ourselves.

 It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. ~1 Corinthians 3:7

We’re all guilty of striving or competing, and there’s nothing wrong with setting goals and wanting to be a better version of yourself; however, remember to only compare yourself to yourself. I remember writing a post a while back (whether I published it or not, I can’t recall), and it was a letter to the younger me. It was inspired by a Mercy Me song entitled “Dear Younger Me.” If you’ve not heard it, I’ll include it as our Music Monday song.

It prompted me to look at some old journals and handwritten attempts at becoming a writer. I was so young and unaware of God’s promises. What a difference a few years, a few tragedies, and a few heartaches can make. As I reframe all of those experiences from my past, I’m so thankful that God used those heart-wrenching and shameful moments from my past to make me who I am today. Absolutely nothing is wasted with our Lord. I’m still a work in progress, and I will continue to grow if I pour into you, and you pour into me. God our Father will make us both grow.

Stay tuned for Part three tomorrow. I’ll give you some practical steps for living in the present and charting a course for a glorious future. Until then, scroll down to the comments, and let me know whether this message is resonating with you. Also, please share this series with other sisters. Enjoy my Music Monday selection for today. May blessings abound!