Are You Living as If God is Not Enough?

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It’s a new year and therefore a good time to look at your thoughts and behaviors. Do you look at these on a regular basis?

I do so twice a year because it is easy for me to get off track. This reflection time helps me to see if God is the priority.

  • What are my thoughts and behaviors based on?
  • Do they show that I believe God is enough?
  • Have I allowed daily time to grow my spiritual life? Check out the following areas: (1) devotions, (2) church, and (3) relationship with God.

Too often I find the following things have crept back into my thoughts, calendar, checkbook, and behaviors.

  • I allow too many outings on my calendar so that the truly important things and relationships get overshadowed.
  • I allow too much clutter and stuff  into my life. Therefore my home tends to be chaotic and unorganized.
  • I allow too many things on my to-do list. This contributes to me being confused and having a hard time focusing and finishing things.
  • I allow myself to spend too much time on the internet. Playing spider solitaire and researching is fun and informational, but not always the best use of my time

I recently wrote 5 Things on my STOP List Help me Clarify Life. I want to make sure my life is one that follows God like HE is ENOUGH, because He is. His Hands are holding me ALL the time, whenever I call.

Listen to this song, By Your Side, by Tenth Avenue North. The lyrics are after the jump.

Your Turn . . .  As you examine your life, what does it says about . . . . your priorities? . . . . your relationship with God? . . .  Does your life show that God is enough? Do you have a STOP list you’d like to make?

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don’t turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching
As if I’m not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

‘Cause I’ll be by your side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands at my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world’s sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

And I’ll be by your side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Here at my side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

‘Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, yeah I’ll love you
I’ll never let you go, no, no

And I’ll be by your side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Here at my side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you
Here at my side, my hands are holding you
Ohhh.

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  • 1. Rima Haidary  |  . at .

    Susan,
    Just a few thoughts (tho’ I could write a lot more, I’m also going to “stop”, as you say)! 🙂
    I feel God has been causing me to think the past few days about whether or not He is enough for me. The song by Lecrae, “God is enough” came to mind, for one. Also, I’ve been considering all “my” stuff and thinking about how some of it really isn’t necessary and how much of it is meaningless unless I’m using it to bless others somehow.
    Thank you for your words–they are truly fruitful!

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    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      Hi Rima,
      So good to “see” you here and thank you for your encouragement.

      I haven’t heard of that song by Lecrae, but I will check it out after I post my reply.

      It sure is a delicate dance with possessions. We need enough for safety/comfort and ministry and yet too much will take over our life an skew our priorities.

      How awesome that you are figuring this out younger in life.

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  • 3. Hazel Ceej  |  . at .

    Most of the time, it seems so… “My hands are holding you” How comforting! Wonderful post.

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    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      Yes, the love of our Father is comforting, also amazing and constant. And it is awesome that for right now, I can live like God IS enough.

      Thanks for visiting, Hazel.

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