ABOUT YOU’RE NOT ENOUGH (AND THAT’S OKAY)
From one of the sharpest Christian voices of her generation and host of the podcast Relatable comes a framework for escaping our culture of trendy narcissism—and embracing God instead.
We’re told that the key to happiness is self-love. Instagram influencers, mommy bloggers, self-help gurus, and even Christian teachers promise that if we learn to love ourselves, we’ll be successful, secure, and complete. But the promise doesn’t deliver. Instead of feeling fulfilled, our pursuit of self-love traps us in an exhausting cycle: as we strive for self-acceptance, we become addicted to self-improvement.
The truth is we can’t find satisfaction inside ourselves because we are the problem. We struggle with feelings of inadequacy because we are inadequate. Alone, we are not good enough, smart enough, or beautiful enough. We’re not enough–period. And that’s okay, because God is.
The answer to our insufficiency and insecurity isn’t self-love, but God’s love. In Jesus, we’re offered a way out of our toxic culture of self-love and into a joyful life of relying on him for wisdom, satisfaction, and purpose. We don’t have to wonder what it’s all about anymore. This is it.
This book isn’t about battling your not-enoughness; it’s about embracing it. Allie Beth Stuckey, a Christian, conservative new mom, found herself at the dead end of self-love, and she wants to help you combat the false teachings and self-destructive mindsets that got her there. In this book, she uncovers the myths popularized by our self-obsessed culture, reveals where they manifest in politics and the church, and dismantles them with biblical truth and practical wisdom.
I don’t even know how I discovered Allie but I found her podcast and was very excited to here a Christian conservative’s perspective on politics and things going on in this world. If you haven’t listen to her podcast Relatable you are missing out. It was through her podcast the my eyes were open to some false teaching I was believing. I ignored her for a long time and was offended by the things she shared but God soften my heart to hear and receive what she was saying.
Anyway, this book is sooooo needed. In Christina circles we often hear, “You are enough.” I have uttered those phrases myself to encourage woman. But now I see the lie for what it is. I’m not enough, if I was I wouldn’t need Jesus, which is exactly what the world wants you to believe. You don’t need Jesus. If that is true why are constantly looking for the next thing to make us feel better about ourselves?
This book is marked up with my underlining, so many good things I could share but honestly, you really just need to read the book. I am passing this on to my daughter because her generation is being fed these lies even more then mine. The solution to our problems can’t be found within ourselves, we are the problem. Jesus is the solution!!
Visit Allie here.