Saturday, April 8, 2017

Five minute Friday with Kate Motaung

"//"Enough of This"

Eight billion people in the world, each with a different voice. And at some time in each life, asking the question, “Am I enough”? Do I do enough? Is my life enough? Is my love enough? Do I have enough? We are all involved in our world, our own sphere of influence. When we don't feel we are enough we reach outside of it to be in someone else's. There is an innate need to be connected to feel that enough-ness.

We were not born to be alone, just as we were not to take on someone else's identity. We were not meant to clone ourselves to another’s blueprint. We were made in God's image but not a copy. A Spirit, A soul, with like attributes, but our own personality and individuality. That is enough for God, to see us function in who He has made us to be and nothing else.

Jesus prayed to the Father for His disciples and then to all believers forthcoming.

 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me”. (Jn17:20-23)//

Being one with God means I accept what He says and receives who He receives. That alone makes me enough. How I feel disconnected when I separate myself from His acceptance of me! In all of my personality differences and quirks, I am “accepted in the beloved” (Eph 1:6 KJV). 

This is not to discredit my responsibility to others. There is no grace given where God is not aware of the heart's motive. I am enough because God the Father is enough and has made me one with Himself through Jesus Christ's death and resurrection. How boring and sad if we always want to emulate another.

 There is freedom in allowing who you are to be shown to others. There is great discovery knowing you are enough.


  1. "Being one with God means I accept what He says and receives who He receives. That alone makes me enough." Amen! I love the prayer Jesus prayed for us. May we be one in Him! Blessings to you! I'm your neighbor at #FiveMinuteFriday.

  2. I really like the scripture that you applied to this idea of enough. Very nice. - Lori (your neighbor at FMF)

  3. "...I accept what He says and receive who He receives."

    Brilliant, Mary. Absolutely brilliant.