Hi friends! I’m so glad you found yourself here on the pages of this website, and especially here on the “Made Enough” blog page. I’m Tara—wife to a pastor, mama to two little cuties, teacher, and now author. I’m a coffee and dark chocolate enthusiast and a big advocate for slow mornings. I try my best to always keep it real, because who has time for anything else? I can’t wait to get to know YOU.
This blogging thing is a brand new adventure for me. I have always loved to write, and have considered off and on for what seems like a million years starting a blog (I know, like every other person in the world). With the launch of my book Remain I’ve had so many fun new opportunities present themselves and I can’t help but feel this calling on my soul into new spaces and places.
I claimed the word “flourish” as my word for 2019, not knowing what exactly it would mean for me. I knew for sure that this year would bring growth and transformation. It’s easy to see those exciting words and forget that with growth and transformation come risk, uncertainty and a stretching of yourself in sometimes painful ways. It’s uncomfortable and scary, but I’m going for it. One of the biggest leaps I’ve taken so far is to go from working as a full-time teacher to being home with my kiddos and pursuing all that this author business can bring. I have some big dreams and plans, but above all I am trusting in His. Over and over again He has been faithful. Over and over again He has provided. Over and over again He is working in the background even when I can’t see Him in the foreground. Over and over again He transforms the most broken parts of me and uses them for His glory.
Maybe you can relate to my story. Maybe you have a God-honoring dream in your heart and you’ve been debating whether or not to go for it. The least you can do is to commit it to prayer! What if that thing is your best yes? What if it takes stepping out and being vulnerable to fully realize who God made you to be? I one hundred percent believe that when we are walking in His will, we meet our fullest potential to be our greatest selves.
Maybe for you it doesn’t mean a career change or doing anything crazy different, but more of a redefining of your current self. Maybe you struggle to be content, have a difficult time making solid friends, wish you were more patient with your kids, or lack confidence in a certain area of your life. Whatever it is that you are dreaming of and striving for, let me remind you of something: you were MADE ENOUGH. Nothing we strive and dream for will make us more or less. No reputation or job or hobby can ever bring us true satisfaction. Every. single. thing. in our lives WILL let us down at some point. God, however, will not. He made us enough from the beginning when He created us in His image. Maybe it seems counterintuitive that we should dream and also be enough at the same time, but it’s absolutely not.
Your King created you with the very desires and skills and talents that currently reside in you. He wants us to dream and grow and be transformed through the renewing of our minds so that we can be effective in loving and reaching His people. If we park too much in the “self-made rockstar” mindset that we see all over social media which can seem so appealing and motivational, we end up a prideful fake version of what He really intends for us. Rather, let’s walk in the complete God-given confidence that we were prequalified and hand stamped “enough” from our very beginning.
YOU were “made ENOUGH”.
P.s. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Spill your dreams, thoughts, stories or encouragements in the comments below.