There Isn’t Enough of Me, But There’s Enough of You Lord

Posted on Jul 7 2014 - 3:36pm by momcafe

 

There isn’t enough of me…
To give all that I need to give.

There isn’t enough of me…
To fulfill my purpose as a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a ministry leader, a friend, a writer, and a giver of love.

There isn’t enough of me…
To do all the things my heart so desires.

There isn’t enough of me…
To pursuit my dreams burning deeply in my soul.

There isn’t enough of me…
To nurse the wounded, carry the suffering, serve the lost, and encourage the faltering.

There isn’t enough of me…
To reach and touch the lives I long to embrace.

There isn’t enough of me…
To honor my responsibilities, uphold my intentions, commit to my decisions, and offer my provisions.

There isn’t enough of me…
To perform all my duties, execute my tasks, complete my goals, and accomplish my job.

There isn’t enough of me…
To feed my hungry heart, quench my thirsty soul, and satisfy my need of nourishment.

There just isn’t enough of me…

But Lord, Oh Lord,
There’s enough of You.

Oh Lord…

There’s enough of You.

There Isn't Enough of Me

A Little R & R

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  1. My Inner Chick July 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    YES.
    Yes.
    YESSSSSSSSS.
    GOD is ENOUGH.
    I surrender ALL. I surrender all.
    Once I did this, I could go on living, loving, breathing, hoping.
    Luv U. xxxx

    PS. Chris, I must tell you about my sign from HIM. He still LOVES ME!!!!!!!
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    • momcafe July 7, 2014 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      And it’s that twisted grip we so naturally clench our fists around- that drains us dry…

      You are FULL now, my beloved friend. Full of HIM. And I NEED to KNOW the sign!! I NEED TO KNOW!! (Message me?)

  2. another jennifer July 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Amen, Chris. Amen. Oh how I relate to this.
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    • momcafe July 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      I can ONLY IMAGINE how much you can, Jen!! I am praying for HIS strength to give you the endurance you need, dear friend!!

  3. Melissa July 7, 2014 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I am with you sister!! But, you are doing an amazing job at all of those things! I am so grateful that you are you! So grateful you are leading our teen ministry, so grateful you are doing all the things there isn’t enough of you for! You are a blessing to me my dearest friend. <3

    • momcafe July 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      I love you for this. I love you for you. I love you.

  4. Considerer July 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Maybe this is the kick up the backside I need to try harder to listen to and communicate more effectively with God.

    Thank goodness for you :) I’ll try to help you out as best I can by not adding <3
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    • momcafe July 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      First part of your comment: YES!! Second part of your comment: NO!

      There is NOTHING more full-filling than to be a Person for you. This is about me drawing STRENGTH from God, and not myself. Yes Tigger. That.

      Mwuah!

  5. Janine Huldie July 7, 2014 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Totally said perfectly and they way I do feel most and many days here, Chris!! ;)

    • momcafe July 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      Oh Janine!! I hear ya sister! I love that you always seem to manage to find the time to read me… oh, how grateful I am for that! SO so grateful. XOXOXO

  6. Ilene July 7, 2014 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    I love this. When we get out of the mindset of self reliance and instead rely on “the source,” our resources are unlimited. Besides, this week, my kids are in NJ and there’s plenty of me. I’m going home after work tonight and sitting on the couch and taking a nap :) Love you!!!!!!

    • momcafe July 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Reply

      YES!!! YOU YOU YOU!!!! Finally… YOU!!! Relish. Restore. Replenish. Renew!! Oh girl, you SOOO DESERVE it!!! (I am going to nap later too! I simply MUST.)

  7. Katie @ Pick Any Two July 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    I needed this today, Chris. When I feel pulled in every direction, let my gaze be pulled UP to Him.
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      I keep thinking of Peter walking on the water… it’s so easy to fall if our eyes are not on Him, but on the waves underneath our footing. I must be reminded always to live vertically, not horizontally! Over and over again…

      We can continue to remind each other, Katie!! I know I will need it again and again and again… :)

  8. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons July 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Oh, I needed this today and every day! thanks you for your beautiful, wise words!
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you came by to drink it into your heart Lisa!! I needed it too… I was so depleted and kept thinking of all these words I just didn’t know where it was going to go… until God finished it off for me! Amazing really, how He does that. :)

  9. Karmen July 7, 2014 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Oh, this was so lovely and so timely and so needed!!! Your encouragement is balm to the soul.
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      OH sweet friend!!! I adore you, and now I will be praying for you- praying you are healing and drawing strength from Him! Someday, I will squeeze you so tight you will be probably wounded again! LOL

      Lets fill ourselves with this truth, and remind each other of it constantly!! XOXO

  10. michelle @ this little light July 7, 2014 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    THIS! Yes, THIS is what I need to remember!!! xo
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      I was going to email you back giving you the link to this post Michelle!! I KNEW you would be blessed by this truth!! Lets remind ourselves together of this truth, always my friend!!!! XOXO

  11. Kim July 8, 2014 at 12:59 am - Reply

    What a great reminder!!! God is always enough even though we are so often inadequate!!!
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      It’s amazing how often I need this reminder, Kim. I keep thinking there is enough of me… impulsively drawing from my own strength and coming up short! Sigh… I love that He lovingly reminded me of this truth when I needed it yet again. :)

  12. Tamara July 8, 2014 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Oh I feel this today. So much. Not enough. And yet, I am enough for very specific reasons that you discuss.
    You’re making me a believer, Chris!
    xoxo
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      AW! I love you so much Tamara!!! Believe! Believe! He’ll see to it, not me. :) (Don’t worry, He doesn’t push at all… only loves you where you are at. Promise!)

  13. The Dose of Reality July 8, 2014 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Aw! This is so true. There just isn’t enough of us to do these things, but God is enough. I’m going to think about this the next time I’m overwhelmed by something. Fantastic post, Chris! It really hit home with me. –Lisa
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      It’s so easy to rely on our own strength… that’s my natural tendency! God clearly reminded me when I was processing my depletion into words in my head… He gave me my answer. Oh yeah, THAT! lol Such truth given at such a perfect time. He knows me well, indeed!! Take it with you too, my friend!! For ‘those times’… :)

  14. Alli July 8, 2014 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Oh, yeah, I needed to read this today! He’s more than enough to meet every need and I’m so glad He never leaves us or forsakes us. God is good all the time!

    When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I! :)
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      LOVE that Alli!!!! So many times I wander away from the rock that is higher than I… so naturally drawing the strands of strength from myself, instead of Him. What a waste… neglecting such Goodness from God. I love that you get this! Your comment is such a blessing, :)

  15. Andrea July 8, 2014 at 11:34 am - Reply

    So true and a great reminder for all of us. Thank you.
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      I know I need this reminder so often… and as I was praying about what to write- it came to me. He came to me with this answer. Oh, how I love that!!

  16. WriterMom Angela July 8, 2014 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I love this so very much!
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you Angela! I pray you draw on His Strength in dealing with your conflicts with ‘others’, my friend! I pray you are able to be heard… it seems it’s time for your voice to rise. XO

  17. Tracie July 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Oh Chris. As I’m dealing with an ill grandma on the other side of the country, family issues, balancing a bigger workload with daily life, and everything else that is going on this week…..I needed this reminder so very much. Thank you, my friend. Thank you.
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Oh bless your heart Tracie!! I think about you a lot, and know you have such tests and trials in your life!! Praying for you to feel His Presence through it all, my friend. XOXO There IS enough of Him… always cling to that truth!

  18. Little Miss Wordy July 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Love Love Love this!
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Leah! I’m so glad you stopped by! XO

  19. Jennifer Hall July 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Oh I really feel like there isn’t enough of me lately. Everything is so topsy-turvy since Mark’s foot surgery and him having to be in a wheelchair. It’s A LOT of work!

    This was beautiful and so true. Thanks, Chris. :-)
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    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm - Reply

      I think about you often, with all you are going through with Mark!!! Your strength and endurance amaze me, Jennifer! You have risen to the call, in caring for your husband! Praying you continue to persevere!

  20. Laurie July 8, 2014 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Love this post. Learning that lesson on a daily basis. Awesome words, my friend,

    • momcafe July 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      I can only imagine how closely you must cling to this truth, dear friend. I am praying you feel His Presence through each and every faithful step you take. XOXO

  21. Shell July 8, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    What a perfect reminder today. Thanks, girl. xo
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    • momcafe July 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      I think I need this perfect reminder every day, Shell. I imagine we all do! XOXO

  22. Kristi Campbell July 8, 2014 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. I feel that there’s not enough of me all the time, and honestly, I haven’t been thinking about, or talking to, God as much as I should recently.
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    • momcafe July 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      It’s a constant struggle to do it all, be it all… isn’t it? Sometimes I get so busy and overwhelmed that I too, find myself buried in distractions- leaving little room for God. That’s when I realize it’s really not about me, it’s about Him- what He wants from me, for me, with me. Re-aligning in this realization centers me, fills me, and ultimately directs me straight back to Him.

  23. Ceil July 9, 2014 at 1:26 am - Reply

    I really let out a sigh of relief at the end of your post. Phew! Thank goodness God is with us all! How can we complete all we are faced with without him??

    Let’s keep working, and holding the faith that he will fill in our gaps and lift us when we are tired.
    From Twitter,
    Ceil

    • momcafe July 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      Oh Ceil, how I love your comment!! I am thrilled you found this post and shared such truth! God’s a big God, His Hands and Feet stretch beyond our reach. Let us allow Him to guide our steps and fulfill His Purpose. We will only be enough of us- with Him.

  24. Emily July 9, 2014 at 2:46 am - Reply

    Yup – absolutely and I think every mom, every woman can likely relate to this. Now we all just need to remember it! :)
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    • momcafe July 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      THAT is the key, isn’t it Emily? So many times I slowly drift from the source of God’s Great Power, yes! How on earth can we do it all without plugging into and believing that God will ensure our purpose and give us all the provision we need…

  25. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me July 9, 2014 at 3:57 am - Reply

    Hmm…yeah, this is all true. I often feel like that. But I think when I actually take time for myself – to do whatever – to think, to write, to pray, to take a bath, to read – that I am able to do much better at all of it. OK, a little better… :)
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    • momcafe July 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      It’s so important to fill our tanks back up and I LOVE the ways you do that, Lisa! I too, need NEED the breathing space to pray, write, think, read, (not really bath, cause the tub is always too dirty. lol) EXHALE and INHALE peace…

      Regroup,restore,replenish, and ultimately reclaim where my strength and purpose originate. And reconnect to that~ to Him.

  26. Tricia July 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Yes, oh yes. I feel this so much. Thank you, friend.
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    • momcafe July 10, 2014 at 3:25 am - Reply

      It’s almost a constant state of existence, isn’t it Tricia? Sigh…

      I try to trust that God knows best for me, and has a plan. If I am to carry out His Plan, then He will provide what’s needed.

      That helps to believe… He’s got this. :)
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  27. Stephanie July 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Love love love! I so feel this. There ISN’T enough of me, but God picks up the slack and then some.
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    • momcafe July 10, 2014 at 3:30 am - Reply

      And I love that He can open up moments in my life for restoration… the other day, it stormed. I was able to stay put and simply be still. Oh, how I needed that!!
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  28. Shel Harrington July 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Very well said – and oh, so true!
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  29. Julie Chenell DeNeen July 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    I was just feeling like this today – there is never enough. I’m coming to the conclusion that the never enough is mostly a mindset. No matter how many days or hours, it will still never be enough because I’m just a restless type of person. So if I can learn to feel and be enough in the present, no matter what tasks are ahead, I can enjoy life and stop thinking about all the places where I fall short. Once I do that, I find God is more accessible to my heart because I’m not constantly striving.
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    • momcafe July 10, 2014 at 3:35 am - Reply

      Oh do I get this Julie! I love that you are able to truly be IN the moment, and not fret when you really live with intention. You are SO right about being more ‘accessible’ to God when we are not in constant motion within.

      I also find that if I truly trust that His Plan is in place, I have peace that He will carry it out somehow. I find comfort in knowing that He will provide. And I know this to be true!
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  30. Rabia @TheLiebers July 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this reminder!! I can never seem to remember this on my own!!
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  31. Ginny Marie July 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, …and much needed encouragement!
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  32. Stephanie @ CrayonMarks&TigerStripes July 11, 2014 at 2:33 am - Reply

    So beautiful! He is more than enough!
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  33. Theres Just One Mommy July 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Oh, how I have missed reading your posts! It’s been so busy around here! So glad I had the chance to pop in and found this post — perfect!

    Hugs!
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    • momcafe July 23, 2014 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Oh how I have missed you my friend!!!! I am so happy to see you again! Why haven’t I been getting your posts in my inbox? I am going to assume that you are one of many ‘favorite subscriptions’ that has somehow disappeared into the vast unknown. GAH! For SOME reason, you and several other of my favorite blogs have vanished from my inbox. Therefore leading me astray… wandering aimlessly through the deep dark forest in search of posts. (Okay- a bit dramatic but you get the point!lol)

      I absolutely hate that I am not receiving yours and several others, because lets face it- it’s a heck of a lot easier to ‘remember’ to read posts when they are smack dab in front of your face, than going to search for them, ya know?

      Sigh.

      I will definitely go check out how YOUR summer has been soon Christina!! I have missed you, friend. And I hope you have had more time than I, to actually embrace the moments. XOXO

  34. Debbie Oliver August 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Oh how I love this! As a single Mom, I struggle with not being enough and not doing enough and not having enough of me for anyone, let alone myself. But is we keep ourselves inside of God’s loving arms and strength…e are always enough and find enough of us to make it through. Thank you for this! Beautifully written!

    • momcafe August 8, 2014 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      Oh Debbie! I am so glad you came over to visit and take in my words! YOU are enough, when God’s mighty Hand lifts you, guides you, fills you with His strength!! I will be praying for you now, as you continue to do the work of a SUPERMOM alone. May God truly bless your precious efforts and faith.

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