Everyone has asked the question “Who Am I ?” at some point! Our world is happy to tell you who you are and assign you an identity- conservative, white, northerner, white-collar, progresive, black, southerner, and so many more. But as followers of Jesus, we have been given another identity, one that can change our lives if we truly believe and accept what God says is true about us. With that, today we want to unpack what we can do when we feel like we are not enough and why that might actually be a good thing!
- Name some places you have seen Philippians 4:13 posted.
- Do you think most people understand the meaning of the verse above?
- Have you ever felt any of the following:
- Not pretty enough
- Not cool enough
- Not smart enough
- Not wealthy enough
- Not healthy enough
- Not talented enough
- Not funny enough
- Not old enough
- Not young enough
- Not prepared enough
- Not qualified enough
- Not Christian enough
- How do you feel about the idea that “we were not created to be ‘enough’ “? Is this freeing or frustrating to you?
- For what or whom do you feel like you need to be “enough”?
Read Philippians 4:12-13. The person sharing this statement is Paul. Who is Paul, and why is learning the art of contentment a big deal for him?
- Contentment can certainly apply to things, but it can also apply to accepting that WE are enough. It can mean that our weaknesses, met with God’s strength, is enough. When you read this very popular verse in that light, how does its meaning change? Does it become more than just a popular verse on signs at football games?
- What does it mean that “God is enough”?
Read Colossians 2:6-10
- What stands out to you?
- What does it mean to “live your life in Him?”
- Where in your life do you see or are told the lie “you are enough” ? How is it framed or presented? What is the danger in believing this statement? How is the message of Jesus different from this?
- Talk about the idea that “In Christ you have been brought to fullness”. What does this mean, and what does it mean to you?
- If the verses above are true, then we can invite God into the “empty” places of our lives, the places where we don’t feel “enough”. We can trust that He will fill us. What is one area of your life you need to trust God to be enough?
- What can you practically do to let go of trying to be the source of your own fulfillment?
I Am Not, But I Know I Am by Louie Giglio (Book)
Mom Enough by Desiring God (Book)
Jireh by Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music (Song)
Who You Say I Am by Hillsong Worship (Song)
Comparison Trap by Andy Stanley (Book)
Who I Am in Christ by Neil Anderson (Book)
House of the Lord by Phil Wickham (Song)