Sufficiency in God

“Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.” – 2 Corinthians 2:4-5

This was a reminder I needed this week. I tend to be a perfectionist and a bit of a control freak, which for me results in thinking I can accomplish everything if I work hard enough. As it turns out, I can’t accomplish anything without God. He is the one who makes things happen. It doesn’t matter how hard I try or what I do if it’s not according to His will I will fail.

When I remember that I don’t have to do it all, I feel such a relief. I stop playing all of the “what if” catastrophes and simply trust in God to provide. Do you know what? He’s never failed me. It hasn’t always played out the way I wanted it to or how I envisioned it but it’s always worked out.

When I let God drive, I never got lost or take detours. He gets me to where I need to be; not always where I want to be. It’s important to recognize that. I saw Him at work a lot when life was running smoothly but in the chaos of the past two weeks I started backseat driving a lot and ended up exhausted, overwhelmed, cranky and just pleasant to be around. 🙂

God is sufficient for me. He is the only thing I need. If I lose my family and friends but I have God, I have all that I need. If I lose all of my savings and my assets, but I have God, I have enough. I have learned that I can have family, friends, career, money, etc but if I don’t have God, it’s never enough. No amount of drugs or alcohol can numb the emptiness that comes from not having God. He is everything. The best part is that He remains faithful to us even when we are unfaithful.

When I turn my back on Him, He remains on my side. He watches over me and provides me with what I need, which sometimes comes in the form of discipline. Paul writes in Philippians that God will give us what we need.

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19

How do you see God at work in your life right now? As always, I love hearing from y’all!

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