Are You Enough?
There are a lot of special people in my life. People who I want to champion, encourage, coach, mentor and just all around support.
But every once in awhile I realize I am not enough. I can’t be all of the things they need all of the time. There will be moments that they need someone and I can’t be there or don’t even know how to be there. There will be some things that I just can’t be for them.
I’m not talking about being their savior. I know I’m not that. I’m talking about the times where someone else told them exactly what they needed to hear… or someone else listened well and didn’t judge… someone else could understand their hurt, frustration or celebration better than I could.
It doesn’t mean that I don’t have a voice or a place in their life. It just means that I need to understand my role and play that well in the lives of the people around me. I won’t be able to be there for everything. I won’t always be the right person for every moment or situation.
But more importantly, I need to recognize what role I do play and I need to be there to play that role. I can’t miss my moments.
And you can’t miss yours…
There are people in your life who need you.
They need you for the role that only you can play in their life. They need you to be sensitive and aware of the voice you have and not push yourself into places that you need to let others be. They need you to be confident. They need you to be assuring. They need you to bring the wisdom that only you can bring from your unique experience. You are in the lives of others for a reason.
Who has God uniquely given you influence with? Who needs your unique perspective and voice in their life?
You will never be enough for every moment of their life but you are exactly enough when you play the role you are positioned to play.