Five Minute Friday: Enough

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Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linke

d up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..


My mind immediately fills with the thought “He is more than enough for me“.

But then it quickly switches to when I’ve had enough! You know what I’m talking about…I’m sure you’ve been there too. You just want to scream out: “That’s it! I’ve had it! That’s enough!”

It happened earlier today. My son was running back and forth behind me on the couch. Occasionally pulling my hair. I was trying to do something on the computer. I kept pretty much pushing him out of the way so I could do what I wanted. Finally I threw up my hands and shouted at him “okay that’s enough Thomas” and put him on the floor.

He cried.

I felt bad. Guilty. Mommy too sucked into the computer to pay attention to the little one. He just wants Mommy to play.

So we start again and of course he still loves me because I’m mommy. He’s forgotten all about it in 10 seconds, but I remember.

And I’m thankful. That HE truly is enough. And that in all my failures and continuing to not get it right, HE never threw his hands up in despair shouting at me that HE had had enough.

Instead, He stretched His arms out wide on a tree and was enough to pay my debt.

Yes, HE is more than enough for me.

This post is linked with thanks to:

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  1. I love this… such a sweet post.

  2. I love your honesty in this post. I can relate not only to the “ouch” moment but in that I also know that His grace is sufficient. Isn’t that awesome! So comforting to know I’m not alone. PS this pic is PRECIOUS!

  3. TereasaM says:

    Oh, this made me laugh and cry. I’ve been doing this mommy thing for eleven years and I still have these moments. Praise God for grace! May we offer it to our children as well as be an example of accepting it.

  4. He truly is enough! I wrote on this subject as well, in a slightly different way. :)

  5. When my 3 yr old (now 19 yr. old) told me to “Shut the ‘puter, Momma” I knew I needed to redirect my attention for a bit. So thankful they don’t forget. They’re like our God! He takes our failings and still gives us “enough.” Awesome thoughts.

    • I’m sure that is what Thomas is trying to say amongst his gibberish! Usually I do okay with staying off the computer while he’s up, but yesterday was a bad day for some reason!

  6. Oh yes….He is more than enough! Even when we’ve had enough….even when we’re not seeking Him enough…even when forgiveness can’t come quick enough!
    Great write, friend! Thanks for pointing me to Him and reminding me to stop all and play a bit today — for I can never play enough with this child clinging to my knees! ;)

  7. I saw your link before mine, and thought, “Oh good, it’s Mary Beth.” I don’t always comment, but I often read your posts, and get good stuff from them! No exception here. In fact, this replayed a scene from my past almost exactly, except the “baby” was a toddler and the computer an electric typewriter. I put the typewriter into semi-retirement right then — and also gave thanks so often for that same Grace. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. Stopping over from the 5 Minute Friday! I think I stopped by last week. I just love the colors of your blog. I too am thankful that He is more than enough!

  9. alwaysalleluia says:

    Thank God, He’s enough. Beautiful encouragement, Mary Beth.

  10. Yes! God always gives us the natural to relate to the spiritual. I learn so much about how He feels about me simply by doing life with my children. This was such a beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing!

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