I wish I had more _________. I wish I was more _________.
Within less than 24 hours, she had 20 responses, including mine. My favorite (from a mutual friend): "Memory! I'd let you know the second word, but I can't remember it!"
Some of the things we wished for were patience, energy, time, confidence, wisdom, money, focus. The responses were honest and sincere, and I honor that. We humans yearn for more. It's just how we are.
The next day, there was another fill in the blank question waiting for us:
I have enough __________. I am __________ enough.
This time, only 3 responses. Why is that? Why are we so quick to point out our shortcomings, but not to celebrate the fact that we are so abundantly blessed? I don't think it's because we're humble; I don't think it's because we don't want to brag. I really think it's because we don't believe that we have enough, that we are enough.
God, the Creator of all things, including you, including me,
Here's how I answered:
I refuse to answer on the grounds that I am holding firm to the belief that I am enough.
I'm not saying that I don't struggle with feeling not enough. I do. Every single day. If you've been reading for any length of time, you know that. But honestly, my friends, the only way I can keep going, the only way I can keep moving forward in this life, is to cling to the truth. I have enough. I am enough.