February 15, 2015 “Never Enough, More than Enough” is part 5 in the series on Busyness.
A significant reason so many of us live crazy busy lives is it makes us feel important, it makes our lives feel meaningful. No matter how successful we are, it’s never enough. We are haunted by feeling like we don’t have enough, that we ourselves are not significant enough. Jesus speaks good news to people tyrannized and harried by feeling “never enough.” He promises and gives us “more than enough.”
Lynne Twist: “For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is ‘I didn’t get enough sleep.’ The next one is ‘I don’t have enough time.’ Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think to question or examine it. We spend most of the hours and the days of our lives hearing, explaining, complaining, or worrying about what we don’t have enough of…. Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something. And by the time we go to bed at night, our minds are racing with the litany of what we didn’t get, or didn’t get done, that day. We go to sleep burdened by those thoughts and wake up to that reverie of lack…. This internal condition of scarcity, this mind-set of scarcity, lives at the very heart of our jealousies, our greed, our prejudice, and our arguments with life…. ( in The Soul of Money, p. 43-45; as quoted by Brene Brown, Daring Greatly, p. 25-26)
February 15, 2015
Pastor Chuck Jacob