I am a “limited resource” and I AM enough. This phrase, “limited resource,” is something I have been reflecting on for the last few months since I first heard it in a class I’m taking. I’ve been reflecting on how often we can find ourselves trying to be all things to all people, don’t we? (It’s okay if you say, “That’s not me I don’t do that!” and simply stop reading this entry now.) But for those of us who at times do, isn’t it also true that we can often find ourselves striving outside of our giftedness and abilities in order to prove ourselves because we desperately want to fit in and be part of something? But here’s the truth: you are and never will be all things to all people and you weren’t created to be so. However, you were intentionally created and have purposes for which you alone were created to fulfill. God knit you together with a unique giftedness of his choosing, and yes, you and I are a limited resource. (What I’m trying to say is that you are NOT superman or superwoman and God isn’t asking you (or me) to be so!)
I am enough. God’s living and powerful Word tells me that he (God) knows me through and through. It tells me that when I was being formed in “secret,” being “textured in the depths” that nothing was kept secret from God. His eyes saw me and in his book are “inscribed” all my days, every single one of them. Isn’t it hard for us to grasp God’s thoughts towards us? One of the things my professor from the above-mentioned class suggested we do is meditate on Psalm 139, and I want to suggest for you to do the same as I think you’ll marvel at an amazing God! As I have been reading and thinking on this Psalm what speaks to me is this: God created me and I am both special and enough – so, my friend, are you.
The Reverend Carmen Kampman is a woman on the road of leadership. Ordained with the PAOC, she is a steward of God’s call to women in ministry. She is on staff at Horizon College & Seminary, an Associate Pastor at Westside Pentecostal, and holds an MA in Leadership & Management from Briercrest College & Seminary.