I am writing to you because I have some thoughts in my head that I have to share. This isn't a fun or light post, but please bear with me. Sometimes I think this thought, "I am not enough." or "I won't ever be good enough." Do you think this too? Do you have other struggles?
Those two sentences have been my life long struggle. I am not just talking about in photography. I mean in every aspect of life. These hurtful and harmful words creep into my soul and sometimes, they just destroy me. For as long as I remember I have been one to compare myself to others. It could be in anything! Looks, possessions, talents, you name it. But y'all, it isn't healthy. Those words aren't true. I am enough. You are enough. We are each designed and created to be different and uniquely us. And even though this might be my life long struggle, I can be at peace knowing that this verse from Psalm is true, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made". None of who I am is a mistake and neither is ANY part of you!
So whatever your struggle is, know that you are not alone. We all have that thing we dislike and it rears its ugly head in different ways and at the worst of times! But seriously, please don't think that this is something you and you alone have to deal with. I am right there with ya! We were made for community and I truly believe that old saying - better in numbers.
We each bring something unique to a relationship. And yeah, we might be different. Sure, we make mistakes and even fail at things. But the beauty is these imperfections of ours, and tough times do not define us! And you know what friend, sometimes we DO need help. Sometimes we do need that person in our corner to use their gifts and talents that make them special. And that is A-OKAY! Because that doesn't mean we aren't enough. So take freedom from those thoughts and remember we can celebrate in our strengths and weaknesses and those little imperfections and still be enough! Because when we accept others help and cheer them on, it means we are celebrating their enoughness (yes I made that up) too.
So remember you are enough. You are strong and capable and you don't have to be every little thing because you weren't made to be! Rejoice in yours and others strengths and weaknesses.