Friday, July 20, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Enough!

It's Friday morning and time to meet up with Lisa-Jo Baker -- Tales of a Gypsy Mama, who spreads a feast before us consisting of a challenge:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

Today's word is ENOUGH, and here's my best five minutes . . . .

Five Minute FridayREADY, SET, GO!

"Enough is ENOUGH!" my mother would scream at us.

"I've had ENOUGH," I'd cry at the table when told to clean my plate.

"That's ENOUGH" our teacher would say as we misbehaved.

A word heard by every human being walking the face of the earth!

But what really is ENOUGH?

Simply put, God is my enough.

Some days I might consider the necessities of life, or what I presume to be necessities and be tempted to go shopping.  It doesn't take long for me to become one bored individual.  I don't really like shopping and I just thought I needed to shop.  That's because shopping isn't enough.

Another day I might spend my time searching for something to satisfy -- perhaps my sewing and quilting, reading a good historical novel, chatting with friends online.  But satisfied I'm not!  Why?  Because these things aren't enough.

Only GOD is enough to make me sense peace, feel unconditionally loved, feel comforted when I'm hurting, fed when I'm hungry for something more than this world can give.

After all He tells us so in 2 Cor. 12:9, as found in The Message:

My grace is enough; it's all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.

Photo credit

 Images and Scripture verse added after 5 minutes was up.


  1. Beautifully put! God is always enough. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jacqui, thanks so much for your visit and encouragement. Blessings and peace to you.

  2. Amen! So true...and I believe it...striving to live it.

    Hugs to you, friend!

    1. I know you believe it . . . and know you're striving to live it! You are a daily inspiration to me, Nikki. :)

  3. Loved your thoughts, Sherrey. It's interesting how God designed each of us with a longing for something more that only He can fill. We sure chase after a lot of unnecessary things in life when we forget the simple truth of all that He is to us.

    1. I like "a longing for something more that only He can fill." I once heard someone say that we can forget so easily and remembering is really hard. I believe that to be true when we step away from Him.


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