In this first episode of the Strong Enough Series, Jennifer and Jordan discuss the fear of not being enough, and what this looks like for mothers.
We don’t need to constantly live in guilt for what we “should” be doing. Overloading our lives with too many “to do’s” is not working.
But the real question is…. how much is actually enough? And who decides that?
“We can’t achieve a standard that is constantly moving.”
We’ll explore the things (and people) we compare ourselves to, and why holding ourselves to that standard is probably wholly unrealistic.
We talk about the Red Flags to look for when you’re Living a “Not Enough Life.”
What it looks like to run on a deficit, not being filled up because we’re not being filled with the Spirit of God.
The effects of Decision-Fatigue and responding inwardly, which can lead to serious depression.
“You are already enough – right where you are.”
Jordan talks about Scarcity Mindset, and what women do when they feel like they’re running out of resources.
Learn how to combat the lies with the truth:
- God is good
- You are made in His Image
- He’s called you precious
- We are the reason He came
- His love is extravagant
“My presence will go with you and I will give you rest.” -Exodus 33:14
You are enough right where you are
You are important
You are worthy
You are valuable
“We were not created to be enough without God.”
Coming Up in the Strong Enough Series:
🎙 Enough, Already
🎙 Discover Your Unique Personality
🎙 When You’re Caught in Comparison
🎙 Why We Can’t See Our Own Potential
🎙 How Deep Struggles Lead to Great Growth
🎙 Friendship: Finding Your Village
🎙 Your Education is Never Wasted
🎙 Paralyzed By Choices & Decision Fatigue
🎙 Nobody Asked: When Helping Hurts
🎙 When You Feel Out of Control
Jennifer Bryant is the wife of a good man and mother of two precious kids. Her favorite things include reading, organizing, blogging, singing with her kids, laughing out loud with her husband, and making food for people. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and dreams of taking her family on marvelous adventures across the globe. In the meantime, she blogs about life and family at PracticalFamily.org, and encourages others to build practical skills for healthy communication, simple living, and discover their awesomeness. Read more here.
Jordan Marzan is originally from West Virginia, raised in a family of nine kids, former nanny of five, and a proud home school graduate (thanks mom!). She holds a degree in public relations and works as an actress, ballroom dancer, and podcaster. Much to her delight, Tyler (i.e. “Hawaiian Man-Candy”) agreed to marry her three years ago and they now live in Hawaii. They enjoy long naps on the beach and are trying to find a hobby that somehow combines dancing and racing cars.
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Race education begins in the home. Lucretia Berry and I discuss first steps parents can take to have these important conversations with our kids.
When friendships don’t go as planned, we can fall back on the truth that keeps us trusting the next opportunity.