You Aren’t Cheap

All day long we are told “you aren’t enough” by the media, by our jobs, by our families, by the world in general but mostly by ourselves.  “I’m not pretty enough.”  “I’m not successful enough.”  “I’m not outgoing enough.”  “I’m not {fill in the blank} enough.”  This ultimately translates: “I’m not good enough.”  

I’m not one of those moms who has it all together.  I usually show up late (pray for me!), not all put together, and feel like I stick out like a sore thumb.  I awkwardly try to make conversation with other people and usually leave thinking “They are going to think I’m crazy.  Why didn’t I just stop talking!” The thoughts of “I look fat in this, they think I’m crazy, I’m a bad mom, I’m missing work, I should have dinner planned by now, there’s no way I can get it all done” and on and on seem to play on a never ending loop in my head.  In my head I’m never a good enough mom, I’m never a good enough employee, I’m never a good enough friend, I’m never enough.

But hear me now, we ARE enough!  We are so enough that a man, whom we didn’t know (yet he knew us), gave his LIFE for us.  We are THAT enough.  We were literally bought by a man’s blood.  I was made enough by Jesus’ sacrifice for ME on the cross.  

He paid the most precious of a price for you so don’t cheapen yourself to the idea that you aren’t enough.  You aren’t cheap.  You are enough.  Go value yourself and delight in yourself just as our father in heaven values you and delights in you.  Take your thoughts captive and tell yourself “I AM enough!”


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Mom of two with a normal, crazy, messy life. There's never a dull moment in the Allmand house and that's probably a dramatic understatement. Looking forward to sharing and commiserating with you over our successes and trials in life!

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