Enough Is Enough
“And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
Have you said something to the effect that “Enough is enough!”? In other words, you have had your “fill of it”, you are “stretched to the limit”, you are “taxed to death” or it’s time to “walk away from it”. These are all expressions that enough is enough.
It’s like a sumptuous ten-course Chinese banquet. Dish after delicious dish is spun around to you on a circular table on top of a circular table. You start strong, but fade fast. When the fried rice is finally served, you cannot eat another bite… enough is enough.
Back when disco was king, Donna Summers and Barbra Streisand sang a song subtitled, “Enough Is Enough”. The song is about being a bad relationship that was going nowhere and it was time to leave it because enough is enough.
The Apostle Paul had an “enough is enough” moment in his life. He was struggling with a thorn in the flesh issue. No one is exactly sure what Paul’s malady was, but suffice it to say that it was plaguing him.
Paul prayed at least three times for the Lord to heal and relieve him from his pain and suffering. He then received a life-changing realization from the Lord. Through the trials and tribulations of this life, through the pain and suffering of a world gone cold, Jesus is enough.
Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” He came to the realization that God’s “grace is sufficient”. God’s grace is found in Jesus. In other words, Jesus is sufficient; Jesus is enough.
Whenever we are experiencing the hardships of life and we are having an “enough is enough” moment in life, remember that Jesus is always enough. When this becomes a reality in our lives then will come the understanding that when we have had enough, then it is time to make the enough of Jesus be enough.
Something to think about…