There is an electronic billboard near me that frequently displays the simple message, “You Are Enough!” I suppose it’s a nice sentiment, meant to be encouraging to the morning masses driving by, but the lie it purports is both deceiving and damning. You are not enough. Neither am I. There is nothing any of us can ever do to be close to being enough.
If any of us were enough, Jesus would not have had to die on our behalf. The truth is, every human being is woefully inadequate. All have sinned and fall short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). If there is to be any hope for us, we must spend the rest of our days getting rid of all sense of self-sufficiency and surrendering to the surpassing sufficiency of our perfect God and King.