- Out of Phase #1 – Being a Servant
- Out of Phase #2 – Boundaries
- Out of Phase #3 – Responsibilities
- Out of Phase #4 – Rules
- Out of Phase #5 – Emotions
- Out of Phase #6 – Work
- Out of Phase #7 – Christian Quips
- Out of Phase #8 – Reasons & Responsibilities
- Out of Phase #9 – Religion
- Out of Phase #10 – Enough
- Out of Phase #11 – Retreat
- Out of Phase #12 – Healthy Relationships
- Out of Phase #13 – Words
- Out of Phase #14 – Depth and Breadth – Impact
- Out of Phase #15 – Control
- Out of Phase #16 – Tradition
- Out of Phase #17 – Pain
- Out of Phase #18 – Our Story
- Out of Phase #19 – Peace
- Out of Phase #20 – Hopes, Dreams & Desires
- Out of Phase #21 – Good Things Bad Things
- Out of Phase #22 – Keeping our Focus
- Out of Phase #23 – Transactions
- Out of Phase #24 – Formula
- Out of Phase #25 – Community
- Out of Phase #26 – Thoughts
- Out of Phase #27 – Doing
- Out of Phase #28 – Trying
- Out of Phase #29 – More
- Out of Phase #30 – Knowledge
- Out of Phase #31 – Tragedy
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself “how much is enough?” This question can have so many applications, i.e., enough money, time, effort, etc. As I am realizing writing this blog series there are many ways our focus can get “out of phase.” When we take our eyes off Jesus and begin to look at anything else the word enough will certainly be the driving force of our thoughts.
We might look at the storms of life and think I am not strong enough. We might look at our challenges and think I am not smart enough or talented enough. We might find ourselves scrolling social media and start believing I don’t have enough or my life is not exciting enough. We might take our child to their friends elaborate birthday party and think I don’t do enough. When our focus becomes our fears, our failures, our abilities, what others have or what we don’t the thoughts that always follow are consumed with the idea of not having or being enough.
So, what is enough? How much money will make you happy? How much experience will leave you fulfilled? How much strength or intelligence will it take to keep you secure? When we are focused on these things the answer will always be more than I have right now.
The most contented people I know, the most joy-filled, free, and secure people I have ever met are not those who purse those things, but those whose focus is completely in phase – squarely on Jesus.
It is so easy to hear the rumbling of the storm, the scoffing of the culture, or the advice of the well-intentioned and feel our heart begin to race fearing that what we have, what we believe, or who we are isn’t enough. And, we will be right. However, Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NASB
When our focus is out of phase we will never have or be enough. However, when it is on Christ, His call, His provision, and His purpose, we can live in peace knowing that He is our enough.