Last week I took my first Honors Greek Exam. I’d like to say that I demolished that test. But in fact, the test demolished me. I had studied all weekend, but it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t enough to pass the test. It wasn’t enough to say that I know Greek. It wasn’t enough for my own standards. It wasn’t enough. This is an issue. This is a big issue for me. I’m never doing enough.
“Enough” is a word that plagues me at every turn of every day.
“I didn’t sleep enough.” “I didn’t study enough.” “I didn’t help in the house enough.” “I didn’t watch my diet enough.” “I didn’t get enough exercise.” “I didn’t try hard enough today.” Why am I so concerned with this word? Why does it haunt me at every moment? Perhaps I don’t have enough trust in God. There it is again.
Paul even says in his letter to the Romans, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). But if we keep reading just one more verse, he says that believers “are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).
God and Moses have a conversation in Exodus. God says,
“‘Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.’ But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?'” (Exodus 3:10-11).
Moses didn’t think that he was enough, but God chose him specifically. God sends Moses and says that he will be with him.
Being enough or doing enough is no requirement for salvation. Seeking faith is enough. Asking God for faith to believe is enough. Although I may not feel like I’m enough, I have faith that God has chosen me to be enough for him. Jesus Christ chose me and died for me. He sacrificed his life for me. My response is to follow Christ in faith that I am enough.