Is God Enough?

Is God EnoughFor almost everyone who is a professing Christian, the answer to the question posed in the title will undoubtedly be a resounding “Yes, of course He’s enough!” Perhaps this is how you would respond too and if so I’m thankful for it. However, I would like to ask you to consider the question again and perhaps internalize it a little more. It may need unwrapping just a bit.

God is everything in that He is the One Who created all things and in Whom all things have their life. Were it not for God, none of us would be breathing right now. Is He enough? Of course He is since He is the Substance and the Provider and the Maker and the Savior, etc. We must not underestimate these wonderful truths. But we’re still talking in theological and doctrinal terms. We need to look at the details of our lives. Do our actions, thoughts, desires and emotions all truly reflect that God is enough?

CongratulationsLately God has been asking me whether or not He is really enough for my life…. Is He enough or do I also need the approval of my friends and family? Is He enough or do I also need to get this person to like me and love me? Is He enough or do I also need to be successful in business? Is He enough or do I really need to have a particular type of career? Is He enough or do I also need to make a name for myself?

Here’s one that might escape our examination if we’re not careful: Is He enough or do I also need to have a particular ministry or position within the Body of Christ? Wow, is it possible to have an inordinate desire to want to be in some type of ministry and still miss God and not have Him in His rightful place? Is it possible to feel like we’re just not ever going to be happy unless we can do this or that “thing” for Him? Yes. Is this what He wants? I don’t think so.

At the end of the day, God has to be enough. This is the only way to find contentment and peace regardless of our circumstances. It is the only way to appropriate the infinite love, grace and mercy that’s been shown to us. It doesn’t matter what the other “thing” is we feel we must have. if we feel that we just can’t be happy without God plus something, then we’re ultimately saying that He is not enough.

About Danny Wilson

Single Christian dad, banker, writer, facilitator, teacher guy.
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2 Responses to Is God Enough?

  1. Alec Cort says:

    Excellent word Danny Wilson. I would add to it this quote from John Piper:

    “I don’t know what you feel about the prosperity gospel, the health, wealth and prosperity gospel but I’ll tell you what I feel about it…Hatred. It is not the gospel. It is being exported from this country to Africa and Asia selling a bill of goods to the poorest of the poor. Believe this message and your livestock won’t die and your wife won’t have miscarriages and you’ll have rings on your fingers and coats on your backs. That’s coming out of America. The people that ought to be giving them our money, our time and our lives instead of selling them a bunch of nonsense called gospel. Here is the reason it is so horrible…When was the last time that any American, African, Asian, ever said, “Jesus is all satisfying because you drove a BMW.” NEVER

    They’ll say, “Did Jesus give you that? Well I’ll take Jesus.” That’s idolatry…that’s not the Gospel / That’s elevating gifts above Giver

    I’ll tell you what makes Jesus look beautiful…it’s when you smash your car…and your little girl goes flying through the windshield and lands dead on the street…and you say…through the deepest possible pain…GOD IS ENOUGH…He is good…He will take care of us…He will satisfy us…He will get us through this

    He is our treasure…Whom have I in Heaven but you?…and on earth there is nothing that I desire besides you…my flesh and my heart and the earthly life of my child may fail but you are the strength of my heart and my portion forever

    THAT MAKES GOD LOOK GLORIOUS

    As God, not as giver of cars, money, safety or health…Oh how I pray that America would be purged of the health, wealth and prosperity gospel…and that the Christian church would be marked by suffering for Christ
    God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in Him in the midst of loss…not prosperity

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