We are enough because He is enough. Yet too many of us aren’t living in that truth.
So, what do we do?
Today I host a Living Free Together conversation with my friend, Sharon Jaynes. She’s a speaker, Bible teacher, and author of 22 books. She’s the author of a new book, Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence.
In today’s conversation, we discuss why feelings of inadequacy are such a problem for us, and how those lies get ingrained in our thoughts and even our identity. Sharon also shares her personal battle with believing a lie, and how that showed up even in her faith.
I believe this conversation is going to change some of you. Grab your journal. Listen all the way to the end. Share your thoughts, and let’s take this deeper.
(If you can’t see this video, you can view this on the Living Free Together YouTube Channel.)
In today’s LFT conversation, Sharon shared four steps
Let’s review those. Write them down if you need.
- Realize the enemy’s true identity
- Recognize the lie
- Reject the lie
- Replace the lie with truth
If this is your battle, you are not alone. Let us pray with you and come alongside. If you once walked in this same battle, share your story of exchanging a lie for truth. It will encourage someone else.
Are you ready? Let’s take this conversation deeper together.
Q: Sharon invited us to place a lie next to the truth. What is one way to do that?
Q: Share your favorite verse about the power of truth.
Meet my friend, Sharon Jaynes
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- Free sample of truth cards just for you – Enough Truth Cards Sample
Wow the first chapter is so powerful and so dead on. It doesn’t end in the young years and carries over to our adult years. I thought some of those very thoughts yesterday at work and throughout the day. I am so looking forward to reading this. Thank you.
As I listened to Sharon talking so much of what she said is my story. I’m living with lots of regrets. Because I didn’t think I could be good enough mother to my two children I chose to go to work and hired a full-time nanny for them. She was such a godly woman who loved my children dearly and they loved her. I’m certain I made the right decision. I do regret missing all their first moments doing everything. But that’s the price I paid for giving my kids a better future. My son now has his Master of Divinity from Seminary and he’s a Youth Pastor in Texas. His long term goal is to become a Mission Pastor. He just married almost a year ago. My other child is handicap and doing marvelous! She has her own paper shedding business. Life goes on. But I still live with all my same insecurities. Like Sharon I keep doing Bible studies and praying in hopes of one day finding the hope that heals my heart and mind.
Cyndi, you are the winner of the giveaway, a sweet bracelet that shares the message of Enough. I’ll privately email you, but also letting the world know here that you are a winner as well.
Unschooled ordinary girl who has been w Jesus
I too was a little girl who saw this as mentioned in your sample chapter.
The Lord saved my dad and then took him at age 48
Then saved me 1 year later
Then mom, brother, years later
Living out being Jesus daughter 38 years
Yes! Yes! Yes! Enough already, Satan. Thank you God for reminding me time and time again that I am enough because of your grace. Most of my life I didn’t feel “enough” and I still battle the false whispers but God’s Truth is my shield and weapon. He has set me truly free.
Great conversation Suzie and Sharon!
I spent my childhood being told I wasn’t good enough and I wouldn’t amount to anything. I first remember this lie in first grade-no caboose but my teacher split us up in groups, according to perceived ability. I had trouble learning to read and comprehending so I was put at the table with the “slowest” learners. I believed I was stupid and incapable. My older sisters and brother were very smart and I constantly got, as I moved up in grades, “I see you are not as smart, talented, etc, as your sisters and brother.” It was a hard pill to swallow and it killed my desire to learn and shut off the ability to dream. At 62 I am tryong to figure out my passion but I know with Jesus it is never too late, God created me and he did so with a purpose. Thank you so much Suzie and Sharon for this conversation!! I am so grateful for God’s Word and blessed authors that break down those lies and help me to replace them with truth.
I really enjoyed this. I have been told I wasn’t good enough from age 5. I went through sexual molestation from age 5 from a neighbor. I grew up in a violent home. I became an exotic dancer while raising my own daughter for 10 years. I have 3 beautiful daughters now and a granddaughter and I want them to know they are enough! They are the daughters of the King and they are worthy and loved. Thank you so much for your words. ❤️
Terri, I pray your story continues to unfold. I love nothing more than watching God work in the heart of his daughters. 💕❤️
Great blog post sounds like a really good book. thank you for giving me a chance to win
I have been dealing with a confidence crisis the last few days. In the past few weeks, I have been making strides toward filling my dreams as a writer, but it seems many obstacles (physical and emotional) have been getting in my way this past week I have begun to feel like I am not good enough and that my dream is impossible. In my heart, I know that this is Satan trying to stop me from fulfilling God’s call in my life, but my mind is trying to overrule with doubt and fear. I need to say Enough!
Lord I lift Tiffany up to you this evening as she reeplaces the lie that she is not good enough with your truth-that you created her and even before she was born you had a plan for her life. H lp her Lord to silence the enemy and to enable her to pursue her dream to write. Thank you, Lord for this calling on Tiffany’s life to write. Through her written words and your life giving Word let others be blessed and changed by her writing. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen
Writing is a marathon, and marathons are hard. Hang in there. Keep writing. Keep learning. You’ll get there. <3
I love the title. Silencing the accuser in your head and heart is such a good idea.
I can replace the lie with the truth. I am Enough! Thank you Jesus.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. John 8:32
This is a great blog and sounds like a wonderful book. The comparison trap is a slippery slope that Satan wants us to stay on.
Suzie, I just finished reading Sharon’s book, and I LOVED it. She is so wise and honest, just like you. I enjoyed the video here today also. Sharing on social media, friend!
Yes! Thank you, this is exactly what I needed. God has been laying on my heart to be courageous and step out in faith with a change in my vocation but I felt like Moses, that I was not enough and couldn’t. I would start but stopped thinking I must have heard wrong. This brought a tear to my eyes as I went through the steps and will continue to do so and claim victory over satan and his lies.
Oh wow Suzie! I’m so excited – and delighted to be the winner. Sharon’s blog is so wonderful I feel like we are all winners that God speaks through her. I’m blessed every time she write. You two women are amazing! Thank you for sharing your life with us in ongoing encouragement.