When All You Have is Just Enough

June 05, 2018

I want to start off by saying you don’t have to be perfect in order to be loved.

It’s true.

You are already so greatly loved by the wonderful and mighty God of this universe. God is searching for a heart just like yours. One that is desperately seeking Him and voraciously hungry. Jesus wants all of you and all you have to give. The bright side, the pained side, the pretty side, the fragmented side — He wants all of your heart.

The song “He Wants it All” comes to mind. The verse says:

          and He says, love me, love me with your whole heart
          He wants it all today
          serve me, serve me with your life now
          He wants it all today
          bow down, let go of your idols
          He wants it all today 

He wants it all today. Not tomorrow. Or next year. Today. Our God is a God of the present.

Sometimes we will hold off on surrendering our all to God because we feel that we don’t have anything left to give. This world has clipped our wings of potential and caged us up with sin. We are left to think we need to have everything in order before we can surrender complete control to God.

The truth is, if you have just enough faith to step out and make the first move, God will meet you there.

If you have just enough strength to hold on through the dark night, God will be your shelter and protect you through the storm.

If you have just enough boldness to act upon God’s word, He will be there right beside you every step of the way.

God is not seeking perfection; He is seeking your all.

Even now as you read this, some of you may be asking, Do we really have to give God everything? The simple answer to that is yes!

Revelation 3:16 says, “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.“

God would prefer that you be against Him completely rather than for Him halfheartedly. You are either in or out, hot or cold, for or against Him. There is no middle ground with God.

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matthew 22:37). 

Think of the widow in I Kings 17:7-16 who had only a handful of meal and oil and was preparing to cook her last meal for herself and her son so that they could eat it and then die. She had just enough faith to hear the voice of the man of God. She had just enough strength to withstand her hunger a little bit longer as she cooked for the man of God. She had just enough boldness to act upon the word that was given to her and believe. In return, her son’s life and her own were saved, and she was greatly blessed!

What little bits are we holding onto today? — thinking they’re just enough to tide us over for a little while longer, but knowing that we cannot survive without God’s direction in our lives? God has so much planned out for you and your life!

Just give Him all of you. It will be just enough.