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Day 119: The ‘Not-Enough’ Syndrome


Jdg 6:15-16 (GNB) Gideon replied, “But Lord, how can I rescue Israel? My clan is the weakest in the tribe of Manasseh, and I am the least important member of my family.” The LORD answered, “You can do it because I will help you…”

One of the most common self-imposed delays to destiny nowadays is the feeling of inadequacy, i.e. the ‘I am not … enough’ syndrome.

It works by telling us we are NOT

Rich enough,
‘Good’ enough,
Skilled enough,
Known enough,
Trained enough,
Strong enough,
Mature enough,
‘Connected’ enough,
_________ enough (fill the gap with your own ‘Not Enough’ excuse)…

… Not even ‘called’ enough to handle our God given assignment or make any tangible impact in life.

This intimidation is deeply rooted in the trend most people observed growing up. While looking around they saw great men doing great things and  simply ‘caved in’!

In line with scriptural end time prophecies however, we can accurately predict that in the last days, the time we now live in precisely, God will work through ‘ordinary’ men and women, i.e. everyday people, and use them to accomplish great feats!

That includes furthering His cause on earth!

Afterward I will pour out my Spirit on everyone…even on servants, both men and women. Joel 2:28-29 (GNB)

Those who are waiting to be rich enough, known enough, matured enough, connected enough, ‘sure’ enough might likely miss the their moment, cease to be relevant and simply go into extinction! They might be left behind!

There is no… read more 

About Funmi Adebayo

Funmi is the Content Creator and Team Lead at, an initiative she set up to create and implement Online Media Strategies and other value added services for Nigerian Brands, Businesses and Professionals. She renders Writing, Editing, Book Cover Design, Book Layout Formatting, eBook Conversions, Book Marketing, Author Page Creation, Blog Consulting, and related services to authors through her FunmiAdebayoDotCom initiative. She also authors devotionals and journals, which she shares on Each Day Online blog. Funmi is an Electrical/ Electronic Engineering graduate (with expertise in IT Service Delivery/Support, and Strategic Business IT).

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