Wherever you feel a “not enough” in your life, God is working to show you HE IS. He is enough of anything and everything you’re lacking. The gap exists for his power to dwell. Jesus is our gap filler.
Where is your gap? Where are you struggling? Have you asked Jesus to fill that gap with his power and make you more than enough?
Paul had a conversation with Jesus where he was assured his perfection was not needed. Jesus told him his grace is all that was needed. He reminded Paul that actually his power works best in weakness. Remembering these words of Jesus, Paul then said “So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
My guess is as we come to the close of this month of life you haven’t been perfect. Your efforts and your follow through may have been lacking at times. Your attitude may have fallen short. Your faithfulness may have wavered. Your pace may have slowed when you needed to move forward, or you may have rushed when you needed to pause.
In response to all of this Jesus says PERFECT, I CAN WORK WITH THIS! Your lack of perfection is an open invitation for God’s power to inhabit your life and do what only he can do. Your part is to recognize your weaknesses as Paul did and invite Jesus to work through you. Remember, this is where his power works best.
There are times in my life where I clearly see the hand of God. Times I know without a doubt my eyes behold his power on display working in every detail. Those times are laden with hardship, struggle and uncertainty. Times when I am not enough and God shows up and says “I am.”
Because HE IS ENOUGH and his power works in me, he makes me more than enough. He turns whatever I’m lacking into an ample supply to overcome and rise up.
Moses was a man who continually felt he wasn’t enough. But God chose him. He chose someone who stuttered to speak boldly. He chose someone who felt inadequate to do a great work. That’s exactly how our God works. He choses someone with a gap so he can fill it. Filled with his power.
Isn’t that all you need? Maybe you don’t need God to fix you, you need him to fill you! The gap is there for the purpose of filling, not fixing. You’re not broken honey, you’re perfectly designed to need the power of the Almighty.
God spoke to Moses and gave him instructions to free his people from captivity in Egypt and lead them to the Promised Land. Moses responded to God by arguing. No God, I’m not your man. I am not good enough. I am not a good communicator. I am not a good leader. I am not strong enough.
While Moses is arguing with God, disqualifying himself of his appointed position and mission, he throws out the excuse he doesn’t even know what to tell the people. Who should he even say chose him and sent him? What Moses is saying here is I am a nobody with nothing and everyone will think I’m crazy.
God’s response to Moses in Exodus 3:14 is epic. God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
Everything that Moses felt he wasn’t, God just told him I AM.
You’re not good enough. I am.
You’re not a good leader. I am.
You’re not a good communicator. I am.
You’re not strong enough. I am.
Moses had a gap and the power of God was about to fill that gap.
So here we are on this Monday morning, totally flawed women with gaps. Gaps defining the distance between where we are and where we want to be. Gaps of inadequacy. Gaps of failure. Gaps of disappointment. Gaps of guilt or shame. Gaps of continued struggle when darn it, we thought we would be beyond this by now, but here we are still struggling.
And God’s response to every single one of your gaps is I AM.
Where you are unable, he is more than able.
Where you are not strong, he is undeniably strong.
Where you are uncertain, he is absolutely certain.
Where you are struggling, he is overcoming the struggle.
The gap is being filled at this moment with God’s power. Your gap is where the power of Jesus works best.
Your perfection is not needed. What is needed is Jesus. Plain and simple, that is your answer. Jesus, come fill this gap with your power and make me all I’m not. Work here. Fill here. This is your space.
What’s interesting is God didn’t fix Moses. He didn’t miraculously cure him of his flaws, he simply filled the gap and empowered him to do exactly what he was called to do. By recognizing what he wasn’t, he realized who God was.
Whatever you feel you are not, God is. He is the God who fills our gaps. The one who occupies the space between where we are and where we want to be. The one who dwells in the distance between who we are and who he is making us to be. His power is here, right in this gap.
When we say “I’m not able,” God says, “I AM.”
When we say “I’m not smart enough,” God says, “I AM.”
When we say “I’m not strong enough,” God says, “I AM.”
When we say “I’m not good enough,” God says, “I AM.”
Honey, let go of the lies that tell you you’re not enough and take hold of your truth. The truth that you are more than enough because the power of God is working in your life. The very presence of Jesus fills your gaps and makes you everything you feel you are not.
Boldly rise up to the calling on your life. Step forward with confidence, because with him you can do ALL THINGS!