Five Minute Friday: This Good Girl’s Had Enough

(I’m joining the Lisa-Jo and her Five Minute Fridays. Rules are: for only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Won’t you join us?

Additionally, a few weeks ago, Emily Freeman began hosting a weekly disscussion of her book, Grace for the Good Girl,  on her blog: Chatting at the Sky. And God took the opportunity to remind me that I needed  to participate in this. I needed  to finish this book… to hear this truth… to let go of my good-girl anxieties and give Him control.)

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That’s it, I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough of this grace-talk to ache to respond. To not sit quietly and not take action. I’ve had my heart worked-on and in and my views challenged and felt the conviction.

I’m tired of being held to an impossible standard, and I’m tired of holding others to the same standard.

If I judge by that standard, we are all failures. And no one likes to remember that. No one wants to admit failure, but in reality, we must. I must. Failure is not AN Option, it is THE ONLY Option.

I have to fail. My standards must fail.

For life, free and sweet and peaceful, depends on acknowledging my failure before Him.

Admitting that I can never DO enough but instead that

He is Enough.

He is Enough to make my standards seem petty and childish.

He is Enough to take my failure and return peace to me.

And so, in the end, I’ve realized that all along, I’ve had Enough.

He is Enough.

 

4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: This Good Girl’s Had Enough

  1. De ~Carpe Vas says:

    Emily, I loved your play on words from opening to closing — from the typical use of the phrase to convey being fed-up, to your revelation that you’ve had all you need in Him, right there all along. ; ) Very clever.

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