Saturday, April 27, 2024

Enough IS Enough


The first photo was taken April 27, 2016, 8 years ago. The second photo is of this same plumeria, today, April 27, 2024. I will explain in a bit the third photo.
In 2017-18, we transplanted our plumeria from the front yard to the backyard, in the corner behind the waterfall. It has grown into an incredibly large tree.

 Yesterday, I commented on a post of someone unrelated to me. She’s not even following me. This morning I was notified that 92 people liked my comment.
I believe the Lord used these two illustrations to confirm the comment that I posted. Our world often says being up front is success. But in the Kingdom of God, more growth happens in the back corners. 
 Many times I share the things God is teaching me and maybe I find the “like” button an encouragement because I am a “words of affirmation” person, but I may only have a few people respond. Yesterday I commented on something the Holy Spirit revealed to me and got 92 responses from people I’m not connected to. I realized that maybe what I share isn’t being shared in the right places. The question I need to ask is am I sharing with the right people? Yes, we have seasons of dormancy, like where this plumeria is now. But when it comes into a full bloom, it’s the first thing you notice in the yard, even though it is tucked away in the corner. 
The Apostle Paul says “We can be confident that He who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it.” (Philippians 1:6) You don’t have to strive for “more” or “success” because if God is in it, He will grow it. I have often felt that because what God has placed in my hands to do hasn’t become “more” or “successful” by the world and to some degree the Church’s standards, I feel like what I do has no value or validity. 
Several months ago when a situation happened that looked as though things were coming to an end and as God always does, came through at the right time. I was asked by a friend what have I learned through all of these lessons in my life. And what came up from the depths of my soul was, "Enought IS Enough!" I don't need to be more, do more, or have more. What God gives us for the day, the week, or even the hour is all that we need. 
As I closed the comment yesterday, enough IS enough if you choose to invite God into the process. He is more than enough. When we do, it doesn’t matter if you don’t look successful, God sees you as a success! And that’s really all that matters!