We are tempted to define enough as, "always something more than I have now."
Martin B. Copenhaver is Senior Pastor, This Odd and Wondrous Calling: the Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers. Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, . He is the author, with Lillian Daniel, of
Everyday my church denomination ...United Church of Christ (UCC) sends out/posts a daily devotional called Still Speaking Daily Devotional. November 8 was on Abundance and Scarcity. The line above stayed with me. I find that one line life changing. We are tempted to define enough as "always something more than I have now" I am asking myself is this how I define enough? Is this how I have been unconsciously defining enough? And if this is true, then I can explain why I am always fearful of lack. This would explain why I am always desperate about money. My definition of enough is distorted. It is rooted in not being in the present moment.
I have not been standing in my present grace. The abundance of this moment is the blessing and yet I have been missing it more times than I care to share. I have put my attention on what's ahead and what might come, rather than looking at what is before me right now. Right now I am well. My kids are healthy and fed. We have a roof over our heads today. I have been worrying into the future and not taking better care of my right now. I am not talking about giving up goals and making plans. What I am coming to understand is that I need balance of creating plans and living in the present.
I have to redefine enough.