I am Doing Enough (ft. Anza Tshipetane)

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You have been working so hard – juggling those academics, those 9-5s and all those side hustles.

I want to take this time to celebrate your work, as said in the book of Colossians chapter 3:23-24

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

But sometimes we get so immersed into working hard and whole heartedly that we begin to think that it is our hard work that is sustaining us. This is seemingly fulfilling when everything is going well and our hard work is matching the output thereof. 

But what about when you are pushing and pressing but nothing is moving. We may begin to feel inadequate, thoughts that negate what God says about us begin to rattle in our heads. 

“What if I am not living in my purpose?”

“What if I am not doing enough?”

Well, today’s affirmation is “ I am doing enough

Say these words and love the air around your tongue as you are doing so, because they are true.

Sis, You're work is not what Produces Fruit

I want us to recognise the fact that the only reason we ever feel like we need to do more that what we are already doing is because we think that our work is what produces fruit.

As we turn to scripture in the book of 1st chronicles chapter 29 verse 12, the bible tells us that wealth and honour comes from the Lord, the ruler of all things, and in his hands is power and strength to exalt all.

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 further says

17 You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

Therefore we are responsible for running our businesses but profit and growth comes from the Lord himself. There is no need to stretch ourselves beyond what the Lord has commanded. There is no need for us to feel that the insufficiency of our physical strength will bring us down. For the lord says “ my strength is made perfect in your weakness.

Beloved, I want you to see that you are doing enough. All you need is to hustle and trust the Lord to bring fruit out of your hustle. 

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Proverbs 16:3

Remember, it is ALL God

Finally, we need to verbalise our trust to ourselves, to God who has made this covalent with us, and to those around us.

In a culture that celebrates the ability to “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps,” we, Christians, will be set apart in the world when we explicitly recognize that it is God, not us, who is responsible for producing results through our work.

In so doing, we will liberate ourselves from anxiety, imposter syndrome, negative thoughts and most importantly we will find rest in the Lord our God.

~From your Sister in Christ,

Anza Tshipetane

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR GUEST WRITER, ANZA

Anza is a South African medical student, social entrepreneur, youth leader and mentor amongst many things. Her love for working with young people stems from the realization that young people are a great reservoir of talent, they are full of ideas that can change the world.

She is the founder and CEO of the Bright Young Leaders Initiative, a non-profit organisation that empowers, educates and mentors young people in STEM and social entrepreneurship. She is also the current ambassador for Young Scientists for Africa (YOSA) and continues to create learning opportunities for African emerging scientists and leaders.

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