You. Are. Enough.
No. Hear me: You are enough! Right now, exactly the way you are.
You are enough for the job, for the calling, for the kids, for the husband, or for whatever else is going on in your life.
You have done everything “right.” And you still feel a lack in your life.
It’s because what you DO doesn’t determine how you feel.
You kept the standards of the Church. You served the mission. You never say no to a calling. You got married in the temple. You had the kids.
And now you don’t know what you want or who you are.
It’s because you were doing all those things for the wrong reasons, and now you are tired of chasing your happiness.
You thought that if you did what everyone told you, you would feel better. You would feel good.
I know– the way our Church leaders talk make it seem like that’s what will happen. They say that if you are obedient, blessings will come. If you have the Spirit, everything will work out.
They aren’t wrong, and you aren’t wrong.
It’s just that you took their words and made it mean that you should DO certain things. And certainly there are certain actions that qualify or disqualify us.
But it matters with what energy you check all the boxes.
Stop focusing on the actions! Stop trying to go to the temple every week or show up to every single activity even when you don’t really want to. Stop going through the motions of your calling and wondering if it’s really worth it. Stop putting on the make-up because someone might see you. Stop dwelling on what you said or did that you shouldn’t have.
Stop it all.
And start believing.
Believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of the world. Believe that the doctrines of the Church are true. Believe that you are blessed and that more blessings are coming. Believe that the one blessing you reeeeeeally want is on it’s way. Believe that you are exactly where you need to be on the path that will eventually bring joy and fulfillment. Believe that you can feel joy and excitement and fun NOW. Believe that your desires are not bad and don’t make you bad. Believe that you are enough exactly the way you are.
When you truly, madly, deeply believe these things (and more), you will start to FEEL them in your body. That’s how you will know you believe them. And then what to DO will become clear.
When your mind is in the right place, your actions will be too. You will keep the standards of the Church for the right reasons or not at all. You will do the calling or go to the temple or read your scriptures because you love the Lord, not because you are trying to “get blessings.”
The Lord wants you because He loves you. But he isn’t going to force or chase. You have to come to Him for the right reasons. If you feel like he is ignoring you, maybe he is just waiting for you to truly love him first. Maybe the blessings you have already received match devotion you have already given.
God is asking us to raise the bar, to lengthen our stride, to be more committed. By necessity, that means that some people will be left behind. We are in a refining time in our Church. We are at a turning point. And it feels uncomfortable. It’s supposed to.
The question is: what do you really want to believe? Not because it will bring blessings, but because it feels right to you?
I hope you want to believe you are enough. Jesus Christ made you so with his sacrifice.
If you want help with your unbelief, let’s have a conversation together. This is why I’m here. I promise I won’t try to get you to think or do anything. I am only here to help you discover who you are and what you want. But I am the perfect one for you, because I have lived with the Gospel and without it. I understand both ways. And I don’t think there is a right or a wrong way for you. I just think there is a way. Figuring it out is your work. I can be your loving, gentle, non-judgmental guide.
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