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Happy Friday, Everybody!

I always LOVE giveaway day. It’s so cool to be able to share valuable ministry posts with you that are fresh, rich in content, and are just hitting book shelves. And YOU have the chance to not only be encouraged, but to WIN FREE BOOKS and ministry resources! How fun is that?!

Today’s guest post and giveaway is extra, super special because it’s from my sweet soul-sister and Girlfriend in God cofounder, SHARON JAYNES. If you get our GIG devotions, then you are most likely familiar with Sharon. What you might not know, however, is just how wonderful of a woman she is in real life. She’s the kind of friend who sends birthday cards and carefully selected presents. (Not my strong suit!) Her lips drip with the accent of a sweet tea-drinking Southern Belle, she sews her own window treatments, and takes bargain shopping very seriously. (Marshall’s anyone?) She’s quick witted, loyal, a mean solitaire player, and fun to hang out with (especially if there are blow up palm trees around… but that’s a story for another day). And this girl can throw on some uber-cute outfits, y’all. And her shoes! Don’t even get me started.

But more than any of these things, Sharon is a Jesus girl. She loves to spend time with Him, talk about Him, and encourage others to understand how much He loves them. That’s what this wonderful new book of hers is all about: making sure you understand how special you are to Jesus. Enjoy this excerpt from ENOUGH and be sure to leave a comment so you qualify for the GIVEAWAY!!


As a little girl, I never felt I was worth very much. I always felt that I wasn’t pretty enough, smart enough, or good enough. I sensed my parents tolerated me, but certainly didn’t delight in me. And if your own parents couldn’t love you, then who could?

Then there was the definitive day in the eleventh grade that took my self-worth to an all-time low. I can still remember what I was wearing: lavender bell bottom low rise jeans, a bubble knit short-sleeve top, Dr. Scholl’s wooden sandals, and a blue bandanna tied around my head of long oily hair I hadn’t had time to wash that morning. This was acceptable attire for teens when I was in high school, except for the days when a special awards or recognition assembly was held.

In homeroom that morning, the principal announced over the intercom that an unscheduled assembly would take place at eleven o’clock to recognize students being inducted into the National Honor Society. That’s when I understood why so many of my friends were dressed a notch above the norm. Their parents had received the secretive congratulatory call the night before and made sure their kids had washed their hair and left the frayed jeans in the drawer.

Four hundred teens found seats in the darkened auditorium. The principal made a speech of commendation from the podium and then said,  “Will the following students come forward when your name is called to receive a certificate and a candle to be lit by last year’s inductees?”

The principal called each name, and I watched several of my friends walk across the immense stage. Then, to my horror and surprise, my name was called. Why didn’t my parents warn me, I thought. I look horrible—and I did.

When the houselights went up, I panned the back of the room where proud parents snapped pictures and pointed out their progeny to others standing on tiptoe to catch a glimpse. My parents were not among them—they never were.

I later discovered that my dad had received the call from the school the night before, but forgot to tell my mom. Even though they both worked across the street from the school, they didn’t come to the ceremony. In my mind, their absence confirmed what I’d suspected for the past 17 years. I’m just not worth the trouble.

I didn’t care about the certificate or the principal’s accolades. What I really wanted was to know I had value to the two people who mattered most.

Perhaps you had painful experiences in your past that left you feeling worthless, but Jesus wants you to know you have great value. He gave His life so that you would!

Jesus said, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?” he asked His disciples. “Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31, emphasis added).

You are worth more than the money in your bank account.

You are worth more than the number of friends you have on Facebook.

You are worth more than the number of followers for your Twitter account.

You are worth more than the number of meetings and appointments on your calendar.

You are worth more than your successes or failures.

You are worth more than your level of education.

You are worth more than the price tags in your closet.

You are worth more than your accomplishments or lack of them.

You are worth more than many sparrows.

It took many years, but finally I took hold of Jesus’s words: You are worth more. Will you take hold of those words today? 

Used by permission from: Enough: Silencing the Lies That Steal Your Confidence. Copyright © 2018 by Sharon Jaynes. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED- Congratulations to our winners:Rita Kaufman and Natalie!

To qualify for the drawing, you need to do ONE simple thing. LEAVE A COMMENT to win by CLICKING HERE.

That’s it! Once you leave a comment, your name will be entered into the random drawing. Be sure to tell your friends so they can sign up too. The drawing will take place on Monday, April 9th, so don’t delay! {Contest is limited to US readers only.}

SPECIAL OFFER: If you struggle with feeling like you’re just not enough, then Sharon’s new release is just for you. If you order your copy of Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence by Friday, April 6, 2018 and submit for your bonuses HERE you’ll receive 3 free ebooks {Your Scars Are Beautiful to God, Listening to God Day by Day, and The 5 Dreams of Every Woman} plus 24 printable Truth cards. Click here for more details.

Do the voices in your head say you’re not good enough, smart enough, pretty enough…or just not enough, period?

It’s time to stop listening to lies that sabotage your confidence and to embrace the truth of who God says you are.

Join Sharon Jaynes for 7 days to transform your thought life by replacing the lies that steal your confidence with God’s truth! Sign up here for free.

Sharon Jaynes is a conference speaker, devotion writer for Girlfriends in God and Proverbs 31 Ministries, and author of 21 books, including Take Hold of the Faith You Long For and The Power of a Woman’s Words. Sharon and her husband, Steve, call North Carolina home.


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  1. I struggle with this every day. I pray and pray that God will take this from me. Why can’t I be normal like my friends? Why do I feel so insufficient? I have a loving and affectionate husband, children, grandchildren. Yet, I can’t stop comparing myself and even avoid some places to go because “that person” will be there. “That person” who is better than me, prettier, has it all together, everybody hangs on every word, and she looks down on me. Looking forward to this study book to help me in my bible study, prayers, and discernment. I have kept this to myself for so long. Although I don’t want others to feel this way, I’m glad to know I’m not alone.

  2. Unfortunately, as a child and even as a grown adult woman, not feeling as though I was Enough was a dreaded, draining, and unwanted close “friend” of mine…. When I was told that, as a brand-new day old baby that I was left at the hospital by who had just gone through hours of labor to bring me into this world, and by the way, she’s the person who had clarified every single detail for me when I had just freshly made it into my early thirties, it somewhat made a tid bit of sense as to why I just didn’t feel like Enough for so many many years… But, that feeling of not being Enough has been replaced when my awakening moment was set into the heart altering motion put into place by God three amazing years ago… Now, don’t get me wrong, there are the days since that I find myself struggling with believing what I know to be an absolute truth spoken by God himself to me, I am Enough, and graciously Jesus gently helps me find my way back to where it is I belong, underneath his loving arms… I do want to read this book though, cause it’s always a good thing to take all the help that comes across my path that reminds me in the tough moments, to Jesus, I Am Enough!

  3. I would lo this book for my daughter. She’s struggles with depression and has a low self esteem no matter how I build her up and love her ! She’s needs to grasp how much the lord loves her and let Him do a work in her. Thank you for your ministry. I read GIG every morning at 5:20am with my coffee. 🙂 My favorite time of the day!

  4. My Granddaughter needs this book. She is in a sober living house after leaving Rehab and has had a difficult life in her family. she was taking and shooting drugs and drinking alcohol and has been in jail and also had a baby boy in the meantime. He is my great grandson. She feels worthess yet she is getting her life back together one step at a time. She desperately needs your book and will read it. She is getting baptized in May and it would be a wonderful gift for her. She has been n the sober
    house for one month now and is doing well. Thank you

  5. My goodness, that excerpt from the book was partly taken from my life too. I didn’t feel worthy either. I found Jesus and know for certain that He does truly love me where I am and His love is for all eternity.

  6. Sharon Jaynes, I am sure that this book is a #1 Bestseller! I read what little was offered on my email and I know this will help MANY women of God. I am low income but if I could afford it I would purchase a copy for every woman I know, starting with ME. Please enter my name in the drawing for a free book, and I am already publicizing the need for every woman I know to read “ENOUGH!!!” Thank You Sharon!!
    God Bless You richly!!

  7. I too had parents who have caused me nothing but pain. It had destroyed what self esteem I ever had. As I grew up it was pretty obvious they could care less. If I hadn’t accepted. Christ, I don’t know if I would still be alive. The final blow was when they left me nothing in their wills. Not seeing my name in their wills has caused me many tears. But I know God loves me and that is all that counts. I would love to win this book. You and I have lot in common. Do you have. Website?
    Thank you and God Bless

  8. I am working through that “not enough” area of my life finally. I now know it is Spiritual Rebellion. God made me me. In His image. I am beautifully and wonderfully made. The hard part is hearing that and not the “you are not enough” part.

  9. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to read these wonderful books. Girlfriends with God get me through so many rough days, This would be a welcome addition.

  10. Psalm 139 defines me now…

    Not the voices of both my mom & my dad outright telling me that I was an “accident” and then laughed about it—

  11. Gwen this touched my heart so much it was like I was looking at my teenage years except I was the one that was beat up all the time I’m the one that to this day still doesn’t have many friends at all. I never thought that I was good enough and sometimes to this day I still fall back into that feeling. It actually made me cry a little bit when I read this my mother came to one concert that I sang in and nothing ever else. I applaud you for what you have accomplished in your life God has taken me a different route in the last 5 Years I lost my husband and I have a major fall last March with major issues and two surgeries in 5 months, and I was just told that my company that I work for is not allowing me to take anymore doctor excused absences so if I am not in working condition by May 2nd I no longer have a job. I do have long term disability till November next year I do get a little money from my husband from the military and little over $800 and I do have my 401k and that is not going to support me I have applied for SS disability I just got a letter yesterday that I have to read to find out if I was approved or not so at this point everything I read in this excerpt was absolutely touched Me in my soul. I am as always putting my faith in God because that’s the only person I have that can help me even my children and my family won’t help me I even went through my husband’s passing without Family Support other than my son. I sometimes always feel like that teenager that just wasn’t wanted thank you for you’re reading everyday and thank you for your books. God bless you thank you for writing this book.

  12. Thank you, Sharon. Thank you Heavenly Father, Almighty God. I knew that my parents loved me – but I never felt good enough, smart enough or pretty enough – not enough. What a blessing the excerpt from your book was.

  13. There is not enough space here to describe what I went through as a child, teenager,and an adult. The molestation as a four year old child from a father who was a deacon in a church. A mother who didn’t want me and blamed me for his death and for the molestation when I was a child. The beatings and abuse that I received up to the age of nineteen. I am 50 years of age and still she will try to abuse and attack me with her words letting me know that I am not enough.

  14. I cannot imagine parents who pulled a no-show on the day their child was to be honored. How painful must that experience been! Thank the dear, sweet Lord, you know Jesus & the love he has for each one of us!

  15. I can totally relate to Sharon’s story. I grew up in a home where my parents never told me they loved me or were proud of me even when I excelled in school. I had to wear hand-me-down clothes and thick glasses and did not feel pretty at all. Low self-esteem. Finally accepted Christ at age 35 and began to find self worth.

  16. The words of not being “enough or worth enough” spring into my thinking now and then. But I am reminded of His love for me, I am a child of the King and He is the best Father ever. He desires the the best. His best for me. Things happen in life to trigger these thoughts but He gave me a vision of being at a carnival and playing the game where the gopher pops up and you head it over the head with your rubber hammer. The thought will pop up out of now where, so grab your rubber hammer and it hit over the head because it is not true. His word His true and I love living by His promises for me.

  17. I’ve never fel that I’ve been good enough for anything. I turn 63 this month and it’s been a struggle as long as I can remember. I’m working on learning I’m enough because Jesus loves me. But I struggle with this every day. I’d really love to read this book.

  18. I would love to win a copy of this book. As a middle kid, who got lost in the crowd, I never thought I measured up to everyone else in the family. I Cost my family more money than anyone. Polio and subsequent surgeries afte, drained my folks and almost broke them. I always thought I was more of a burden. I know now that they loved me.
    Connie Christianson

  19. Love this! Like many others I too have always struggled with feeling like I’m good enough. It’s a constant reminder that I am good enough in His eyes and the is Enough!

  20. I see women everyday who were told by man that they were not enough, but God is using them in ways they could never imagine!

  21. I’m looking forward to reading another of Sharon’s books. I have been divorced from my first husband for 8 years, but often still struggle with being enough because of all the abuse I endured.

  22. Wow, I thought I didn’t struggle with this, but after reading an incerpt I feel like I’ve prioritized some of these things in my life that I should just let go.

  23. Would love to win this book ❤ as a baby Christian I’m loving getting to God more and more,thanks for the chance of winning

  24. I really need this book…and prayers. I am going thru a divorce, my husband is having an affair (that he’s posting on social media and our friends have seen), he spent years calling me fat, ugly, worthless and many more struggles in this. Plus abuse from my past on many levels…I’m just fighting the good fight and staying strong for my children. All this coupled with my oldest being deployed. I am so overwhelmed 😔

  25. Growing up in a large family (8 children) it was very difficult to feel anything but insecure and shy. At times I felt more like the maid than being the oldest girl. I can’t remember a time when my parents even said they loved me. My father at one time introduced me as his chief cook and bottle washer. In any large gatherings I always felt like the wall flower. Not pretty enough or important enough. At times I still deal with insecurities and wonder if I’m worthy. I would certainly love to win a copy of your new book. I so enjoy reading your posts.

  26. I so enjoy the gifted writing you share with us and appreciate the innermost thoughts that touch each of us! Thank you so much!!!
    Marcia Wilson

  27. I read Sharon’s words about feeling, unloved, by the people who should have loved her the most. I could relate to her story.
    I grew up with an abusive, alcoholic dad (I was never able to call him, father). This man used my mother, brother and I for punching bags! Not only did I not feel loved, I knew he hated us.
    We tried to run away, many times, but each time he found us, and the beatings were worse than the previous ones.
    Eventually, my mother was able to get us away from him.
    We escaped one Help, only to enter another one.
    A couple of years before her death, my mother found the Lord. She became the best Christian woman I ever knew.
    I lost her, when i was just 24.
    Life has been hard. Extreme health issues have led me to question my worth to my Heavenly Father, but I know His word is true. I look forward to spending eternity with my real Father, and all who love him.

  28. Love the excerpt and can’t wait to share that with everyone. Need daily reminders that we are all worth more each and every day. Awesome job on such powerful truth.

  29. We are made by God, we are His workmanship and it’s a shame that we tear ourselves down and don’t embrace how wonderfully made we are. I am as guilty of this as the next person, but I am trying to embrace how fearfully and wonderfully I am made by my loving heavenly Father!

  30. I love to read and share Girlfiends in God with anyone who will listen! It has been such a help and inspiration in my Christian walk! Thank you and God bless!!

  31. I am so grateful for GIG. From my heart, thank you. It’s like you are all talking to my needs and problems. I thank my father in heaven for finding you. You are a blessing.

  32. I don”t know what happened but I typed a comment and hit submit but I can’t find my comment anywhere. It was a rather long comment on how I can relate to Sharon’s story about not feeling like I was enough when I was in high school, and even now from time to time. My dad wasn’t around much when I was growing up so I believe that is what caused me to feel that way. I became a Christian at the age of 19, but even to this day at the age of 58 I still struggle with these feelings. I would love to win a copy of this book as I believe it could help me and many other women who struggle with feeling they are not “Enough”.

  33. I would love to win a copy of “Enough”. I recently subscribed to the 7 Day Mindset Reset.I am enjoying the encouragement I receive from those emails. I loved the story that Sharon told about her high school experience, as I can really relate since my dad didn’t come to anything I was involved in. My mom could only come if she got a ride from a friend since she didn’t drive. I also had to get rides from friends when I wanted to participate in any after school activities. I was shy, therefore, I wasn’t very popular, which made it hard to make friends. I definitely felt like I wasn’t “Enough” back then. I still struggle with that today from time to time. I have been a Christian since the age of 19, and I am in my late fiftys; and I feel I could benefit from her book. This book sounds like it would be an encouragement to me and to many other women.

  34. Sharon’s story and feelings about herself sound similar to mine. I continue to struggle with feelings of worthlessness or that I’m not beautiful for anyone. One bully in high school told me that I wasn’t pretty and after he said that things started happening to me that agreed with what he said. It amazes me how powerful words are and it saddens me what people say to others that still hurts.

  35. Im in it to win it…the race of life that is…Lord i know that you are ENOUGH and as i believe and start to put you front and center in every aspect of my life i will overcome any obsticle and begin to take huge strides in this race .

  36. This is so me, if I cld join the group & learn maybe I cld be free from never feeling good enough, ever hv I. Hmmmm. . . . To order or ignore. I pray it helps someone

  37. Would love to win your book! I have felt most of my life like I am not enough. Wish I could love myself like Jesus does.

  38. I struggle with this more often than I like to admit. It’s been a lifetime of effort trying to convince myself that I am enough.

  39. This book sounds amazing!!! At 53, I’m just now learning how much God loves me! I’m learning how to forgive those who have hurt me in the past & how to hold onto the promises of God!
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  40. I was one of 10 kids. I never felt adequate for several reasons. But, now that I have rekindled my relationship with God, I know I am enough…thanks to HIM.

  41. At almost 76 years of age I still don’t feel like I’ve ever been enough. However I would like this for my Grannigirl who has had to live with me the past three plus years because she was removed by the state from her family. I know she has these same feelings and try as I do to give her all the right vibes, I know she wishes her parents had cared enough to give her a good life! The best part is she became a Christian and was baptized into the faith while with me. Praise God! She knows He loves her but needs help as a 17 year old struggling with belonging in her set of peers. Thank you! God Bless!

  42. With only a few small adjustments, you just told my story. Even as a little girl I didn’t feel worthy. I would love to have your book. Thank you.

  43. Day to day grind often makes you question your worth and/or your value. I struggle daily with this and it makes it very diffiuclt to believe I am eorthy or Enough for God. I often feel He does not even like me, yet I know He has been with me so many times. It is a horrible feeling and a horrible cycle.

  44. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that you are Enough. I know it’s not a feeling, is the truth, but it still lingers on time at times!

  45. My mother was physically and verbally abusive, life has been hard for years I really thought I didn’t deserve to be happy or have good things in my life I am slowly reclaiming my life day by day.

  46. The World constantly bombards us to be prettier, thinner, or smarter. The list goes on and on. It is no wonder that women feel like we are not good enough. Jesus is all we need and He is enough! God bless you in your ministry.

  47. I too had a dad that did not care about me and who i never met. He cared more about alcohol than his daughter. I’m now 55 and still feel not enough. I never had children and it is lonely sometimes. I met Sharon in Union SC and would love to get this book. I read u guys every morning and you gals help me start my day on right path with Jesus leading the way. Thanks for all you do. Beverly varner

  48. There were times in my life that I did not think I was enough. One was when I was in high school and the other was when I found out my first husband had been cheating on me most of my marriage. Thankfully I turned to God for solace, strength and help to make it through this very painful time. We finally divorced and I had no desire to marry again. However, God brought a wonderful man into my life and three years later we married.

  49. I have spent the last 30 minutes or more, reading through the excerpts of: Enough, by Sharon Jaynes, and I am anxious to read more. I would love to win this book, but if I don’t, hopefully I will be able to purchase it soon. Maybe the Kindle version, but then again, it seems like a book I would want to share with others, so maybe the paperback version. Thank you for sharing this!

  50. I just love y’all so much! Thank you for caring. And thank you for sharing your amazing, God given talents with us all. You have no idea how many times y’all have lifted my spirit and helped me remember whose I am! Live loved my sweet girlfriends! Thank y”all, from the bottom of my heart!

  51. Would love to revive your book. So many of us struggle with self worth. It is good to be reminded of our worth in God’s eyes

  52. This would be my first Sharon Jaynes book. Her words in echoes the voices I’ve been listening to all my years. I’m definitely looking forward to reading this!

  53. Mentoring young women/mothers today can be so challenging. Many feel they are not “enough”. I would both read this book and then pass it along.

  54. I would love to own this! I know more than one person in my family who would benefit from this book, including me!

  55. The sample chapters I have read so far has been a true blessing for me. This book will be a blessing for me in this season of my life.

  56. I felt like I was reading my own story. I’ve always struggled to feel like I was enough; thin enough, smart enough, pretty enough. I try not to blame my parents but that’s the only thing I can think of why I feel this way.

  57. The theme about how much Jesus loves each and everyone has been popping up in many different devotionals and discussions in the last few weeks. God is certainly making that message loud and clear. I would love a copy of your book. God bless, Jonna

  58. I, too, have never felt loved growing up so it has always been & still is sometimes, hard to feel loved to this day by anyone. Thank-you for your devotions reminding me that I am loved by the One that matters, Jesus.

  59. The inspiration that I often receive from the devotional’ that are posted are refreshing and so very helpful. I’ve always had low self esteem do to fact that I’ve always been told that “I’m the rebellious one” out of the four kids that my parents had. I’m the oldest and I did make some mistakes but it could have been so much worse. To still be noted as that phrase, makes it even harder as I daily strive just to stay in the fight for Christ. I don’t feel that I’ll ever be secure in Jesus because I will never “mount up”. To know that He loves me unconditionally is the only thing that keeps me going. I would love to read this book!

  60. Thank you for your daily devotions. They are so meaningful to me. I would love to read Enough by Sharon Jaynes

  61. I am 62 and the youngest of 3. My sister was the pretty one. My brother was the smart one. That left me to be the rebellious one; and I was.
    A ‘hippy’ in the 70’s, I later joined the Navy to save myself from certain ruin. I am blessed to tell ya that God loves the rebel too!
    I retired from the Navy after 20 years (1979-1999). I got a divorce, a tattoo and broke my back on a Harley in ’95. Even so, God still had wonderful plans for me.
    I lost everything I owned in 2005 from Hurricane Katrina when I lived a block from the Gulf in Long Beach, MS. Still…God has redeemed the years the locust has eaten.

  62. I really hope I win this book because I’ve felt I’m not enough for decades based on my physical appearance. See I have lots of blemishes all over my body and feel whenever people see me they think it’s ugly, thus deep down inside that’s exactly how I feel….ugly. I would do anything to have beautiful skin, whether I’m fat or skinny, rich or poor, unemployed or employed, all I want is to have beautiful skin so I can feel enough for myself and possibly my soulmate one day so that I can be married

  63. I would love this book for my grand daughter. She is pretty but the kids at her school are bullying her. This would be beneficial in her understanding that the is worthy, she is pretty enough, good enough, etc. I would SO appreciate your consideration for this “gift”.. Thank you.

  64. oh my gosh this is totally what I needed. Being raped at 13 and then being thrown out on the streets. My mother gave me tothe State . My father died the year before. I was pregnant and alone. God is the reason I am here and understand his grace. Enough is Amazing nsoare all our friends in Christ. This is what saved me! Thank you!

  65. Heard Sharon speak at woman’s day with Janet Paschal singing ( Janet has free concert on Mother’s Day at 3 pm at First Presbyterian Church in Kannapolis NC) & Sharon is genuine Jesus Love.

  66. I always thought my brother was the enough for my mother not so but not until few months did I realized how wrong I was. I hope to read your book and understand more of God love for us.

  67. Thank you for this amazing message! I always seem to struggle with feeling like I am not enough…I needed this today! I would love to read more of this book.

  68. I would love to read her book. I know we all have our painful childhood memories, but we should not let them define us as adults. Enough! is a great title. The devil has done enough damage, now let God heal it.

  69. I have allowed my past to affect my adult life and it has caused me a great deal of pain. I want to move past it and move forward.

  70. I would love to read more of your book. Our Heavenly Father has so much love for everyone, and stands beside each and everyone.

  71. I have been receiving GIG for many years, a blessing you all are to me and my life. I love how verty real struggles asre addressed and how biblical concepts are applied so we can better understand and choose to follow the Lord’s way for comfort and love…i would love a copy of Sharon’s new book! I am trying to stay away from ebooks because I use a computer all day and my eyes hurt!! However, if that’s the only way then I would be happy to receive it… love and blessings 💞

  72. Thank you for your powerful words. I remember my moment very well and feel that I am constantly trying to “be enough”!

  73. I would love to win this inspirational book. I would love to read this with my teenage daughter who is struggling with a lot of trauma and esteem issues. I think this would help her a lot and give her some different insight and views how GOD really loves and cares for us. I love Gwen Smith she has given me hope in situations I didn’t know how I was going to overcome. She has also showed me to walk closer with GOD.

  74. I admire your love of God, allowing us to feel the same. Your posts/blogs are inspiring and a blessing to me. Scripture tells us to spread the Word of God, and I believe that’s exactly what you all are doing. May God bless you all, as you continue to be His servant and shepherd to those who want to draw closer to Him.

  75. This post just blessed me so! I can’t wait to dive into this book which has already been tugging at my heart strings. Blessings abound ❤

  76. My childhood was so similar to yours. It has taken many years and lots of prayer to realize that I am worthy! Thank you for sharing!

  77. It is so easy to fall into the trap of thinking we are not enough. Thank you for this wonderful reminder that we are always enough for God. I’m praying for each person reading this today, that we will see ourselves as Jesus sees us. God bless!

  78. This is a topic I am super passionate about and deal with daily. Fighting the negative self to all and believing the world isn’t so hard. I hope this book would be something that helps give somebody new tools and insight! Super excited to read it.

  79. It took me many years to understand that I am worthy. That God made me exactly the way I am and for a purpose. Being Enough not only for the kingdom but for myself was one of those “Aha” moments. As broken as I am I know God sees me Beautiful.

  80. I am finding out right now I am Not Enough for my husband anymore after 38 years of marriage! We had an accident 10 years ago & I got a brain injury so I can’t do a lot of things like I use to do but he couldn’t either till about 5 years ago when he had a back surgery. So he wants a divorce now & put me away in assisted living place! I need to find out from God I Am Enough & He is with me in my new session of life.

  81. So grateful for you ALL sharing your hearts and God’s love. Looking forward to reading the book. (As a curly bushy-haired brunette whose twin sister is blonde, tiny, and beautiful, this book is hitting a cord!!)

  82. Sharon,
    I can’t tell you how many times I have read your life experiences and thought you were talking about me. My whole life I have felt worthless, inferior and unloved. Your messages give me hope.
    Thank you!

  83. I can relate to never feeling as if you’re never enough. It sounds like the story of my life sometimes. Thank you for writing this book.

  84. You know, I can’t put a single comment accept, I AM WORTH MORE THAN I COULD IMAGINE and it’s all because of the Lord who lives inside of the little girl who somehow because of him, who looked beyond my faults and saw my needs…… This book is going to be beyond the norm, because of the excerpt.

    Woman of God, keep doing the works of our Father. His spirit of joy flows from your words and his love proceeds through your works.

  85. Thank you ladies, I always enjoy reading your email everyday. I wish I could afford your books but I live on a fixed income. God bless you all

  86. I often need to be reminded to look to God for affirmation of who I am and not to those in my life who can’t and won’t fill that deep need to be loved and valued just as I am.

  87. I came back to the church after many years and I try hard not to feel the rest of our small congregation is so much better Christians than I am
    ..they know more scripture, they have been going to church all their lives and I find it hard to accept that God loves me in spite of my mistakes….this excerpt was a balm to my heart….i should say the church members treat me as one of them…it’s inside I feel a fraud sometimes!

  88. Why is it so hard for women to realize WE ARE ENOUGH? I always love reading Sharon’s devotions, so I know I would love this book!
    Pick me, pick me!❤️

  89. I love this! I so often need to be reminded that I am worth more to Christ, especially when I too have parents that I can never seem to capture their pride and attention. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  90. Struggling to feel that you are enough is something so many of us deal with. This book is very timely. Thank you for the opportunity to be able to win a copy.

  91. Hi Sharon. I’ve known from a very early age that I wasn’t enough for my father and very rarely would my mother say anything against my father. This lasted all through high school, college, marriage, master’s degree (mom sent a gift), and right up to the current time. Now my mom and I are good friends. She says that my father’s attitude started because I was born just prior to their 1st wedding anniversary and he didn’t want children that early. I’m sorry but that isn’t my fault. After many years of therapy, I’ve accepted that my father will never change but I can change. I’ve accepted that I’m an adult (66 yrs. old), that my father is an old man, and he doesn’t have control over my life any longer. I do have to admit that his comments still sting. Although I’ll never be enough for him, I am enough for me and enough for my God and Jesus. I’m not certain that I’m enough for my husband but I’ve also learned that I don’t need to rely on him for my happiness.

  92. Love the daily devotions from GIG and I am sure this is another great book from Sharon! Would love to have a copy!

  93. She had me at the first paragraph. I felt like she was reading my mind. I knew I was never pretty enough for my Mom. I am pale and freckled, sunburn easily, which is hard enough when you live in a beach town, but really hard when your Mom tans and can’t understand why you don’t like the sun. She didn’t really physically hurt me, just ignored me while she drank. But I still loved her. I will keep reading all those sentences about how much more I am worth than all those things and try an try to get the realization that I am really worth the love of Jesus! Thank you for writing this!

  94. I’ve struggled with feeling inferior my whole life, even as a Christian and knowing that Jesus died for me and I am saved by His blood shed for me. I’m sure this book would give me helpful perspective.

  95. As a child my parents and many others did make me feel worthy but as an adult there have been many days that my self worth and confidence were next to nil! I would love a copy of your book.

  96. My younger years were similar to yours. I would just like to say it has taken me years to realize the I am worth more than I think that I am. I am very introverted. But I do realize that in God’s eyes I am worth it. Thank you for reminding me.

  97. I would love to win your book of Enough! When I was a young girl,I always got picked last when we played sports. It would make me feel awful. And now,even though I love my husband very much,an I know he loves me,when ever I try to do something like making a wooden craft, he takes over and says let me show you a better way, or when I want to get a higher education, he says I don’t need it. I know that I am enough for God.

  98. You made my day! I can so identify with the younger you, even though I’m much older than you. Without Jesus, I would be nothing. Something I never, ever want to be.
    Thank you so much!

  99. Thank you! Such a great reminder that we all have something we hold in bondage from our past but Jesus came to give us freedom from it all! So give it all to him! He loves us! We are precious to him! We are fearfully and wonderfully made! God loved us into existence and has a purpose and a plan for all of us!!! He is right there to walk us through it!!! Amen Thank you Jesus!!!

  100. Sharon, you could have been talking about Moi in this exerpt from your book. The only difference was my father was the one who couldn’t care less about Moi. My dear mother tried her best to make up for his lack, but you know how it is. Girls need affirmation from both parents, and especially from their daddy, to grow up with the right mindset about men! I’ll be 62 in a couple of weeks, and I still grieve that he was too busy drinking to care about his oldest daughter. Thanks for sharing your life with us! Blessings to you this fine day the Lord has made for us❣️ Psalm 118:24

  101. Sharon, I’ve never met a woman who didn’t need this word. Myself included. Bless you for putting it together for us. Thank you Gwen for getting the word out!

  102. I had a great childhood but ad an adult i have been abused and so now I never feel good enough. I pray about it constantly.

  103. This was me!! My parents didn’t attend my High School graduation, or have my class photo taken or get me the yearbook. I thought of suicide often and planned it in my mind. I attempted it a couple times. I could go on and on. The one thing I am thankful for is that the brought me to church when I was young. I accepted Jesus when I was 5 years old. I knew He loved me. I still am a faithful member for 70 years. I love Jesus.

  104. Thank you for your devotionals really enjoy them.
    Would love to give your book to someone I am mentoring.
    God bless you and your ministry!
    You are more than enough!

  105. I’d love to receive this. I’m leading a ladies’ study on grief for those of us who have lost children. Several are feeling guilt, especially one whose little boy drowned. She attends church, but I think she still feels like she wasn’t a good enough mother. We could really use this book.

  106. Such an important message for all of us! God’s love and acceptance is so much more than we can possibly comprehend fully. Oh, how He loves us!

  107. Thank you for sharing this! I struggle almost daily with self inflicted feelings of worthlessness, as if nothing I do is ever good enough. If this short excerpt was so powerful, I can’t wait to read the rest!

  108. Thank you for putting this together. I would love to wn this. As an anxiety sufferer, this is a message I need to hear.

  109. I so relate to Sharon. My dad was “in the home,” but not present in my life at all. Worse yet, he told me my whole life that I was fat and stupid. At 16, when I got a car, he told me that he would “help” me lose weight. He weighed me every Friday, and if I wasn’t 139 pounds, I didn’t get my car for the weekend. That started a lifetime of Bulimia. Every day he pounded in to my head that my ONLY value was what I looked like. He truly believed that. I’ve spent a lifetime finding my value….I’m getting there now. Finally I know that Jesus loves me for me. What a precious gift!

  110. This was an on time word for me. I am 40 years old and struggling with confidence to the point I thought of walking away from my church and anything God related. I felt like he let me down… AND thank you for the encouraging word in my email.

  111. First, I too, have a pair of those Dr. Scholl’s wooden sandals. No, I mean, I’ve got a pair today……red!
    The inadequacy that the enemy puts into us to make us feel “never enough”……is dark. Be light, be “more than enough” for Jesus…and for Jesus alone!

  112. As women, it seems feeling like enough is a struggle that comes and goes (hopefully goes!) throughout each season of life. Insecurity loves to rear it’s ugly head! Thanks for helping us see who we are in Christ!

  113. I was an unplanned unwanted child, so I grew up feeling and being told I was not enough of anything. Thanks for writing this book.

  114. Wow, Sharon, wow yes that was me in High School…thank you for sharing from the bottom of your heart. We are all hurting in some Way! But our huge God loves us more than we could ever imagine! Thank you Lord!


  115. I know and understand the feelings of feeling that you don’t matter to the ones you love most. This book sounds amazing and I would love a copy! Thanks for opening your heart to us.

  116. I understand to feeling of not being good enough. Would love to read your book. Thanks so much for the giveaway. God continue to bless you and your ministry

  117. Love your daily devotionals! And the Bible studies you guys offer as well! Been such an inspiration to me!! 🙂 💗

  118. That devo was so authentic and actually raw cutting to Truth.I would love to be able to give Enough to my sister who has just become a true authentic Christ- follower after living out a story of rejection by parents and her children for almost 67 years..My beautiful Christ- filled Sister just spent last night at a Compassion festival.

  119. I grew up under the parentage of a cruel and demeaning mother and a father who barely spoke a word to his children. I married a good man, have two beautiful and successful children. I was determined to raise them to have self worth and to believe in themselves. Life went on, my father passed away leaving my mother behind. Although I have never forgotten the years of neglect, verbal abuse and down right cruelty from her I continued to be a daughter to her. I never felt her love for me and that was confirmed when she revealed that she was leaving her estate to just one of her four children whom she had been providing for because he has always been too lazy to work and care for his family. When questioned by myself and my other siblings I became a target….and she made sure everyone knew of every teenage mistake I had ever made in my life. It still takes my breath away when I think of the cruelty she bestowed on me. I pray that no one would ever have to feel the humiliation and devastation that this brought to my life…..of course now she is apologetic and has reached out through my siblings, letters and unanswered phone calls. I know the Bible says that we should honor our parents, but I’m hoping God forgives me for not being able to. I don’t think our God would want us to continue in a relationship where we are made to feel worthless. I have forgiven her cruelty, but do not want anything to do with her. I remained silent throughout her attack and turned to my faith and God’s word to help me through this difficult time. No one should have to live like this. I have several of your books and look forward to reading this one too. Thank you for your daily devotionals, it’s the first thing I read every morning. So sorry for the long text!

  120. This would be an interesting book to read and pass on to others. We all need to be reminded that we are priceless in God’s eyes. Thank you.

  121. I have always been made to feel as if I am not good enough by my older sister. I grew up with this hanging over my head. But once I grew to know Christ and accept him in my heart, I realized she was the one with the major problem not me. I would love to have this book. It would mean the world to me.

    Thanks and have a Blessed day!!

  122. I so can relate and feel that young Sharon’s pain.
    I was raised hearing no matter what I did it wasn’t good enough or that I didn’t do it right.
    I struggled with not feeling that I was good enough through out my life, but with God’s help He has taught me I am enough.
    I still at times feel that way but the Holy Spirit quickly reminds me of the truth.
    Thank you for writing this book, many people struggle with this.

  123. The devil know how to prey on each of our vulnerabilities. He knows I won’t cheat on my husband, am not tempted by drugs, etc., but he knows that I worry, have problems with self-confidence, and feel that I am not enough!

  124. Wow! This really brought back memories for me. My parents were also noticeably absent during my entire middle school and high school years. It made me very aware of how important it was/is to always attend anything where my children and grandchildren would need to see a loving, supportive, and familiar face. Thankfully my approval always came and does come from my Savior!

  125. We all from time to time need a reminder we are of worth, no matter how old we may be. The same thing happened to me as I was called to join the Nat’l Honor Society – no parents! But, I came from a very loving & affirming family and later learned of an honest oversight of the school – quite different than your situation. I am filled with joy everyday, knowing I am a child of God, who loves me and holds me most worthy because of Jesus Christ!!

  126. Would love this book!!!! I have always struggled to be enough for everyone but God’s grace is enough!!

  127. “I am not enough” is definitely a perspective we all deal with at some point in our lives. Thank you for bringing this perspective out in the open through your book. I would love to win a copy!

  128. I would like to read this book, I feel this way always that I am not enough. I have always felt this way and have gone into depression mode due to it.

  129. Oh does this book speak to me. It’s as if this was written as my story. To this day, I still suffer those feelings of never being good enough. It has traveled with me my whole life. Would love to receive a copy of this book. Your are a blessing from God to all of us ladies. All your stores relate to so many of the lies women feel about themselves. Thank You for sharing your God given talent. God Bless

  130. Words hit my heart. I have had self doubt many years God has delivered me from. However they like to creep up at times. I could so use this in my battle also I encourage several ladies and could use this to help them.

  131. I identify with the excerpt from this book. And, although I am a Jesus girl myself, I have to guard myself from slipping into old feelings of uworthiness. Guard your heart ladies, the enemy waits for our weak moments. Be assured, Jesus is there in ALL our moments. You are valued and loved like no other.

  132. Sometimes I think the world can’t handle the fact that women are MORE than enough; so people tend to tear us down to make themselves feel better. We are God’s joyous daughters who hold so much of the fabric of society together: ourselves, our families, our churches, our communities…and, therefore, our nation! Yes, girlfriends, we ARE enough!

  133. I had tears in my eyes as I was reading this excerpt. I need to buy this book. Thank you, Sharon, for your powerful message. God Bless!

  134. Enough … a fact that we all want to know … I am enough. I work in the youth ministry and am a campus coach for a local middle school’s Christian club. Even at this age, these young people are desperately wanted affirmation that they are enough. I definitely need this book to help not only myself, but he young people that I work with.

  135. Would be a blessing if I won this book. Love ready your material helps me to find God and gives me strength to get through life. Thank you 😁✝️💕

  136. There’s a lump in my throat after reading your excerpt; the Holy Spirit is using your sweet words to affirm my worth and value……..thanks so much for sharing these life-giving words with me today, Gwen!

  137. I can relate to this book. I’m 73 and still struggle with, I’m not enough. I want to have this book, I know it will help me.

  138. You spoke everything I have felt since I can remember, and that was about age 5.
    I suffer from “I’m not enough” every single day and I believe it’s why I’m not strong enough to leave my toxic marriage of 19 years.

  139. I don’t know any woman that doesn’t struggle with worth at some point. But for some of us it’s an ongoing battle in our heads. This looks like a great book that will help many!

  140. This book sounds like a perfect one to read if you are raising teenagers and wonder if you have done a good enough job at it when you don’t see the fruit yet. You know God is working but the waiting and doubting yourself is tough.

  141. The world creates a comparison that none of us can every compete with. I tire of the attitudes and competition for most things and desire to hear God at telling me my worth.

  142. The excerpt from enough was soul stirring. It is an incredible message that I feel everyone, regardless of age, should hear….many times. I would love a copy for my God Daughter so she can read this message when I am not there to tell how incredibly special she is.

  143. Wow – this is a must for my daughter, She is nineteen and has started making some really bad decisions. I think this book would be great for her to read and understand – that she is enough. Hope to win for her.

  144. Watch….listen
    Those are the two words that I can use to explain how I see & feel God’s presence in my life.
    To pray then be on alert as his answers his love his acknowledgement that he heard your concerns are every where.
    I don’t have enough room to give examples but you know those pictures you can look at to see a picture then tilt it and see another picture? If you look at things that way it will be as obvious as the nose on your face. Pray and ask him to help you see what he’s trying to tell you. Pray to help you be the type of person he wants you to be and listen because ladies he’s right there! Look up to the air in front of you and visualize that he’s sitting comfortably in air in front of you smiling. He loves you so much he’s proud of you and he wants so many wonderful things for you and your loved ones. There will be challenges but those challenges gets you to a place closer to his life he wants you to have. Oh my it’s much more wonderful then you can imagine. We all have talents. Not necessarily talents like juggling, singing but you are the only you! He made you the way you are for a reason. Quickly I’ll share just yesterday’s words from God. I was in a drs office waiting for my husband to come out just a routine thing. I then received a family group text that my cousin ( my age cousin) was now in hospice with cancer….I was floored! She is so beautiful and full of life oh my it hit me hard. I bowed my head and silently prayed for her acceptance and her close families strength. I teared up but absorbed and was better in a few minutes. In came a mentally challenged man and his helper. He sat across from me and I smile but had a mile long stare as I was still so shocked about the news. Out of the corner of my eye I see him raise his hand in my line of vision and said Ma’am it’s the process of the universe new things come other things go know God is in control. Tears then we’re uncontrolled I said out loud Thank you Jesus and told that man how God had used him. He smiled and said happy to help. That’s just one small testimony. He’s there have faith you’ll see his presence.

  145. You are worth for what ever you do God & Jesus are with you always . No matter what is going on in your life. Thank you Lord amen

  146. Thank you for always starting off our mornings with your most excellent food for our souls! Feeling like we’re not (never?) enough seems to be a pervasive theme among women. And this book looks like it would be tremendous help in banishing some of those negative, crippling thoughts!

  147. And just for today, I believe I am the daughter of the risen King. Thank you for all the words of wisdom! Godspeed.

  148. It seems like my whole life I’ve struggled with self-esteem. My mother always loved & encouraged me, and I believed her always. But my environment proved to be too much. My step-family, some of my friends, my first husband and eventually my behavior all reflected my life up to that point. I eventually broke away from it all & finally felt free to love myself as much as my momma did. I still struggle from time to time with old voices in my head and occasional depression. But deep down I know I’m enough. I’d love to read your story too for encouragement.

  149. I love the GIG devotional and enjoy receiving it everyday in my inbox. It gives me so much joy and peace as I travel through the craziness of life. Sharon Jaynes excerpt here is another example of how relatable and down to earth you three are!

  150. I am strong in my faith, yet the voices of not being “enough” still run rampant in my head. It is a daily battle. Praise God for this book and the author seeing the need to write it.

  151. Growing up with a mother that neglected to give me the love and encouragement she gave my brother, I can completely relate to this event. Thanks be to God above for the ministry you ladies bring to so many! God bless you all !!!

  152. I have been reading for a quite while a GIG devotionals and they helped me a lot. I think you and the other 2 ladies are great women of God, leading an example in our lives. Really would like to have one of your books.

  153. I have my morning devotions with you girlfriends! Thank you for sharing your lives and allowing God to use you. I would love this book, as we all struggle with the thoughts that we are not enough. May God bless you!

  154. I get teary eyed at my age just from reading the excerpts from the book and a life time spent wasted not believing I’m enough. P31 is always such an encouragement!

  155. I can relate to the feelings of never being enough. My parents were not a part of the problem, which is one thing that has confused me for so long. It’s more of an inner feeling of being “less than” in every area. I have believed Satan’s lies for a long time. It’s a challenge to overcome.

  156. I would love to read this book! I’ve so enjoyed reading the Girlfriends in God devotions over the past several years. They’re always exactly what I need to hear!

  157. I would love to give this book to my adult daughter who suffers with self worth issues due to an abusive dad.

  158. Love the message of this book and women everywhere need to hear it! I’m speaking at my church on Mother’s Day and this has inspired the topic of my message.


  159. This really hit home for me this morning! I used to find myself constantly not feeling good enough, smart enough, pretty enough. But through the grace of God and getting in his word I have found that I am enough! I am currently following a lifetime dream of being a nurse. I just finished a certified medical assisting program now,keep in mind I am 62 years old! I have discovered that I am smart enough as I am ending the program with a 3.6 GPA. Although I’ve not had very good luck in relationships and I have had two failed marriages (I was drawn to men who drank for whatever reason!) So that left me feeling unwanted and not good enough. But I know God has a great plan! His plan is far better than anything I could ever dream of! I continue to pray that God places a godly man in my life but if he doesn’t… I’m okay with that too! Because I know I’m enough!

  160. I am going through a very difficult time in my life right now. My soul mate and partner of 13 years, whom I love with all my heart, has made me feel that I am not worthy of marrying. The past two years I have thought about this emotional roller coaster I have been on. He says we don’t need a piece of paper or in a couple of years. I have prayed about this everyday for the past several months. I asked him to leave this past week. He has moved out. I am so sad, hurt, and feel like my heart has been ripped from my chest……….but I know that I am worth it, because God told me so. This passage confirms my thoughts that WE are worth it. I can’t wait to read the book

  161. Thanks for all your writings. Have been a fan for some time..
    I grew up with no issues that you speak of here. Had wonderful parents who were loving and attentive. My doubts and questioned started much later in life and I still struggle with them. So happy to have found all GIGs. Their writings have given me some strength thru the difficult times.

  162. Wow what a powerful story and thanks for sharing. I remember when I desperately wanted my mom to come to my performances. My mom was a single parent so she could not afford to take off work. I tried to understand the situation but I still know the feeling as I looked out into the audience. That’s when I said that if I ever have children I will make it my point to try to attend as many of their events as possible to let them know that they were valuable. I’m glad Jesus sees each and everyone of us as valuable.

  163. This has been my focus for the last year; reminding myself that my Father sees me and loves me just as I am.

  164. AMEN. We are all jewels in God’s crown. He loves us all just as we are. Every little part, just as HE created us. Thank you! (((FATHER)))) ♡

  165. My parents were good to me, but my mom was always discontent with her life, needed more stuff, felt all her friends had better houses, cars, etc. It created an environment in which my sister and I never felt good enough, despite being raised in a Christian home with parochial school upbringing. I’ve had many successes in my adult life, but those feelings of inadequacy are still lurking. Thank you so much for all the words of encouragement and love.

  166. Constant worry in my life over so many things, even though I know in God’s Word it that He promised to never leave or forsake me. I need to remember that He does care for me.

  167. Loved the excerpt!!! We are fearfully and wonderfully made!!! I am just enough for God and that’s plenty regardless of what others may think or say.

  168. I am sooo blessed. I can remember dressing the same, and the oily hair… But I am so blessed to have been one who always felt loved… Oh yes, I did feel intimidated by other peers, but always had friends. I’m a military brat and we always seemed to find our click. We won’t name the ones I was with…not always the best ones to run with. I look around at our children today and I hate what I see. Not what they are doing or how they are dressing, but what’s going on in their lives. Too many are so neglected and ignored in the home and elsewhere. My heart hurts for them in this cruel world. I just want to gather them up and hug them and remind them they are beautiful and loved so much. And I do. I know many are not “neglected” at home, but Satan has them convinced they are and are unloved and “ugly”. He is such a liar. I pray that each of us would reach out to others and make sure they know they are loved and beautiful. Especially by Christ.

  169. I can relate to this story. As I read the excerpt I immediately when back to my high school years of not feeling like I belong or good enough. I thank God for Proverbs 31 writers such as Sharon and others who God has given insight on day to day struggles that we as women face. May God continue to bless each and every one of you.❤️

  170. I’ve been asking God to take this from my head to my heart. I need to be enough! 54 years of not enough, I can’t do this any longer!

  171. . For years I have struggled with never being good enough…always feeling something was lacking but never knowing how to fix it.
    Thank you for sharing your heart in this post. Love to read and would love this book.

  172. I grew up with a mom who told me over and over how vacant my mind was, by a father and step father who molested me, and bullied by other children always feeling I was not enough. Those things shaped me and learning to be okay with me is an ongoing struggle.

  173. This is great, I’ve been talking to my daughter about God’s love for her and her worth that comes from that great love. Would love a copy to read it with my daughter.
    May the Lord bless you Sharon and use you more to touch many lives for His kingdom.

  174. I cannot tell you how God’s timing has worked to bring this bible study/words to me. I have struggled with this same scenario for years and would love to be able to read the book and be able to have God work through you to help me. Thank you so much for writing this article.

  175. I would love to win a copy of this book… Reading is my FAVORITE pass time and when I spen it reading a superb book, I pass it on…Thank you for your generosity and on-site. 😍

  176. What a great story – sounds so much like my life only it was mostly my father that didn’t care – none of us kids were ever worthy in his eyes – I remember as a little girl – going up to my dad and saying daddy – only to be interrupted with him saying – Don’t call me that I am not your daddy and walking away – so sad 🙁 – so many bad childhood memories of my dad 🙁

  177. Tears flowing as I sit here reading this. At 67 years old, I sit in counseling every 2 weeks, I won’t say how long this has been 😢 I DO have a wonderful Christian counselor who is trying his best, with God’s help, to help me. The middle of 3 girls–I never felt as good as the other2. I had a good mother, but yet, was criticized my whole life. HAD to divorce a mentally abusive husband after 32 yes of marriage, we lost our 1st son, my other son & daughter are away from the Lord. Trying to keep this short. I feel I have failed at everything, including failing God. I KNOW HE loves me, He is forgiving, but here I am, in a stage of life that I wonder, why? What now? And yes, I do have some good days, but then —I don’t feel like I deserve them.

  178. I am worth more than I believe, more than I feel loved and more than I worth. Holding on to these words today especially during this stressful/painful time in my life between work and raising a child as a single hard-working mom who just can’t do it all and feels like she fails every day! I am loved, I am worthy…I AM!

  179. Would love to win a copy. I, like probably many women, struggle with feeling like I am enough in all aspects of life.

  180. My oldest daughter suffers from very low self esteem issues. This book would be a good read for her. Blessings 🙂

  181. From my earliest childhood memories, I was never enough. That has changed as I set my focus on Christ. However, in my times of poor focus, the adversary loves to highlight my past feelings of unworthiness.

  182. This hit my heart ! I have been working through loving myself, and recognizing God loves me for me, just how I am, even without the education, the body, the followers on social media, the perfect pinterest mom, He loves me in all the messy christian messups or times I walk away. It still blows my mind , His love, His grace, His gifts, His desire for us to be close to Him, having a REAL relationship, not having to check mark all the good and perfect boxes of life. This book is going to be awesome! I am excited for it, thank you for sharing the message!

  183. Thank you for that reminder! So often I define myself by the comments or actions of others. It is debilitating . I am not sure how to stop this from happening. I know what the word says but I still too often remain effected by others.

  184. I am LOVING the 7 Day Mind Reset Challenge by Sharon and would LOVE to win a free copy of her book!!!! I already know a few women that I’d share it with and maybe start a study group! 😀❤️

  185. Can’t wait to read the book! Feel so inadequate as a mother, spouse and lover of the Lord. Fail regularly at all.

  186. I can identify with this so well. I grew up with that feeling of “ not good enough” and I did everything I could to be perfect , to try to hear word of encouragement and support. This left a big hole in my heart that I looked to men to fill , which set me on a path of destructive relationships . This “ good girl”, after several emotional affairs, divorced her first husband and married again. Then Gods word finally got through to me, that He is the only one capable of filling those holes. And that because He created me and loved me enough to sacrifice his Son for me, that I Am ENOUGH.

  187. Hi, Sharon. I struggle with feeling adequate today, because I teach 7th to 10th grade all day and still have work to do at home after cooking dinner, but I so rarely get any positive feedback. I’m almost always told what I did wrong until I am so discouraged. It’s very hard to fight against the lies when I get so little positive reinforcement from family and colleagues.

  188. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of you book. Enough is a guestion most of us ask. But why do we feel we aren’t enough? Why can we not be happy with the way God created us? We are perfectly created.

  189. Touched my heart deeply. God bless His ministry through each of you. His expanding resources through your ministry are validating our worth and addressing deep wounds and meeting Spiritual needs as hearts discover healing through His mercy and Grace.

  190. How exciting – a book about enough! That’s my word for this year 🙂 I am enough and I have enough, as I declutter my home and my life. So, enough of these lies and self-beatings! Yet, it’s so difficult to believe that I am enough, given my childhood baggage (like your story) and two failed marriages…I was never enough to those people. Believing I am enough to God…how delightful that would be! I want to do this study with my Ladies Group. We need it.

  191. Would love to read Sharon’s book, Enough. This is an area of constant struggle in my life. Thank you for all the encouragement.

  192. I so enjoy my GIG devotions every morning. It’s the first thing I do every morning when I get to work. I check my email and read the latest GIG. <3
    I have struggled with feeling my worth at times in my life as well. I would love to read Sharon's book.

  193. I so love Sharon Jaynes ,writings ,she really makes my day go brighter
    She’s a wonderful person ,with a special heart for God ,
    God Bless you my friend 🙏🏽😍

  194. As the daughter of an alcoholic father and three job holding mother, I struggled with feeling worthy. It was through attending church with my neighbors that I started to realize how special I was. I still find myself doubting sometimes, more than 40 years later. My daughter also struggles due to medical issues. God’s love is so intense. I need to stay focused on Him.

  195. Thanks so much for the reminder I am enough. Retired, taking care of my husband, my home, our lives. Thank ou, Jesus

  196. I can relate to the feelings of not being good enough. I would love to win this book to help myself then to share with others who struggle with feelings of not being good enough.
    As a nurse I meet others who would benefit from this book and I would love to help others see they are ENOUGH. 🙏

  197. I had an older sister who I loved very much. However, she was everything I wasn’t so I always felt I couldn’t measure up no matter. Extremely shy with acne and a popular older sister. Yep never good enough.

  198. Wow I felt like it was my childhood except I have the most wonderful bed ridden mom. But I figured out during therapy that my dad chose not to be a real dad. His job was to provide and my moms was to cook and not participate in our activities. Always looked in the stands or auditorium and they were never. But we were always in church. At an older age he forbid her to go to church because she had friends

  199. I would love to get this book. From the time that I can remember, I was in foster home, then back to my parents, then back to foster home. I was finally adopted at age 8….only to be sent to a boarding school….not once, but twice….. I am now a 43 year old woman that can not seem to ever find her way. I NEVER feel good enough…for anyone. God has blessed me with an amazing family. I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful children…….however…..most days I still feel alone and unworthy of anyone. I would LOVE to be able to somehow overcome these feelings of “you will NEVER be enough”……

  200. Wow! Just that small excerpt was powerful, and tear inducing! I’ve always felt like I was never enough, but have never really been able to place my finger on where those feeling come from. I struggle hard to find my worth in God. Would love to read a copy of this book!

  201. I too was a girl who felt I never took first place in the lives of my parents. Thank God I had a Godly Christian Grandmother who always took me and my 3 siblings to church and taught us about Jesus. I also was inducted into the National Honor Society and neither of my parents were there; however, my oldest cousin brought my Grandmother and she was there for me. Now, at age 57, I strive to be that Grandmother to my 2 grandsons. They have been blessed with wonderful parents who love them and are always there for them so they never have to have those feelings of no one caring for them.

  202. Thank you so much for your devotion. I can totally relate to the young lady never feeling “good enough “

  203. Oh my I have played the Not Enough card enought! I have always compared myself with everything and came up short. Till I realized that in Christ I AM ENOUGH because HE IS. I had my eyes in the wrong place..In Christ I am more than a conqueror!! In Christ I have been given ALL things for life and godliness!! I would love to read your book! It would be a great reminder when I get back on the comparison treadmill that we ladies struggle with!!

  204. Would really love to win this book! This would help me a lot as I most of the time do not listen to those lies but once in awhile I do find myself doing that and it isn’t coming from God it’s coming from the devil.

  205. God is still working on this issue in my life of feeling like I am not good enough or enough in all different areas of my life and I am 62 years old! We are all still little girls at heart aren’t we? I want to feel enough but past hurts and growing up struggles make it hard.

  206. For some reason I started thinking if
    I was skinny enough & pretty enough everyone would love me which led to a 15 year battle with anorexia & bulimia. This would be a great book for me to read!

  207. I love the GIG devotionals. Like all of us, I have often felt unworthy. Through alone time with God and his word, I know that is just a lie from Satan. I am worthy and dearly loved.

  208. Growing up in an environment where you feel like you can’t do anything right is my story. Always being criticized, I finally got the nerve to confront my step mother when I was 43 years old. After a demeaning remark I let her know I was tired of struggling to please her. She then told me how special I was to her and how proud she had always been of me. She shared how she wanted the best for me and had vowed to my deceased mother to raise me well. Best of all, the criticizing stopped. We had a better relationship. Enough was enough, I was enough.

  209. Oh I so can relate to Sharon’s experience and now I find myself hurting as I watch my oldest granddaughter go through some of the same painful experiences. I pray that she will know God’s love for and acceptance of her at an earlier age than some of us did.

  210. Thanks for sharing. I’ve just come to the point in my life where I’m seeing that I felt I wasn’t enough with my parents and it hurts. I have only now seen it because I’m an enabler and someone had the love to ask me why….
    Thanks for this.

  211. Enough..
    Wow my life… I am no sure how much more in my life I am able to handle.. I am trying really praying… but am so hurt.. with all my obstacles.

    I NEED to understand.

  212. Your words are always so timely. This would be a great book to have as a daily reminder to find our worth in God.

  213. I’d love to have my neighborhood ladies go through this book! We are varied ages and seasons of life but we meet every week for study. I think Enough is the perfect study for any woman at any age. Thank you for this opportunity. I’ve lived the Mindset devotionals so far!!

  214. I can identify with your pain in childhood. Not being the favored one in a family of 6, I hid behind insecurity and low self-esteem by overachieving in academics. Despite my over compensation, I was still overlooked by my parents who favored my “cute” older sister. When I met Jesus at age 23, I realized I did not have to prove my worth anymore…He died for me and gave me new life and a sense of worth. I forgave my parents and now live free of self-condemnation. Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe, sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.

  215. So many relate to this post and your obedience to His leading your writing is such a blessing to many, many of us and we are grateful

  216. This bit of “Enough” really touched my heart as I have been there and can still be sent back there in the blink of an eye. Feeling worthy is a daily battle for me. Thank you for putting tangible evidence that there are more like me out there. The fact that Sharon has overcome gives me hope that I can too.

  217. These words were exactly what I needed to hear today. I struggle with self esteem and often feel unworthy of happiness, but I am a work in progress.

  218. Ladies you do not want to miss this book! I have been so blessed to have been chosen as part of the Launch team for this book and it is amazing and very practical. There is so much packed in this small book that is so helpful. As women we tend to get down on ourselves so much and Sharon addresses how to deal with that and be the woman that’s God wants us to be. Don’t miss out!

  219. I pray for the day to KNOW I am enough .. I’m facing a divorce and therefore feel I failed as a wife , mom and my parents passed and I failed as a daughter … if I could ever KNOW how God sees me …..

  220. My daughter has always been enough for Jesus, her daddy and I but she listens too much to the people of the world who help spread Satan’s lies and lead her to believe that she is not enough. I would love to win this book for her.

  221. I believe it actually took cancer to make me realize how much God truly loves me! He has carried me these past 5 yrs……although i can reflect back & KNOW that He has ALWAYS carried me through my trials but my eyes are wide open & my trust & faith have grown SO much through this cancer journey. I too am a Jesus girl & know that I am enough!! 🙂

  222. I cried, I relate to being one of five children in a busy household. Did my parent’s love for me ever feel like I was anyone special or wanted and worth their time. When I was given their time, I didn’t feel like I deserved it. Why would they want to do anything for me?
    Was I worthy of more?

  223. I read this excerpt and I had an immediate emotional reaction. I know I have not felt enough in my life and I go over the top to be enough for everyone. But the statements are so true that all the stuff will never make us worth more than the love of God. I would love to have this book.

  224. Dear Jesus did that excerpt resonate with me. It never occurred to me that anyone else may have shared the same experiences that I did growing up. And even though I have tried to raise my daughter differently, I see her insecurities. My first thought was to give this book to her.

  225. I love GIG! You are all so wonderful, real, and open. It helps me to know there are others out there who know what I am feeling. Love you girls!

  226. Absolutely hit home. Tears ran down my face as I was reading this. God bless you for sharing and letting us know we are not alone in the way we feel.

  227. I am 53 years old and still struggle if I am enough. I have a hard time in not allowing myself to put so much of my worth in the flesh. I need to be putting myself ALL in who God says I am… and He says I AM ENOUGH!

  228. Love your writings and the way you wrap life around the scriptures. Thanks for always being encouraging. Blessings!

  229. I can really relate to this article. I have had some healing in my life but still struggle at times. I am serving God as a missionary in the north of France and would love to be able to help the women I spend time with to deal with these issues too. Please consider me for the free book Enough. Thanks. Carol Ann

  230. Thank you for sharing this with us. This has always been an issue growing up and now we pass these feelings down through our children or allow our society to make our daughters think they are not Enough….. It is time we take back our daughters from believing the devils lies and remind them we are daughters of. KING💕

  231. I enjoy your daily posts. Thank you for the excerpt of Enough. I certainly can relate to parts of your story. Thank you again for sharing.

  232. Love reading Sharon’s work. Have the praying for my husband app on my phone. Sharon writes in a down to earth way to understand how much she loves Jesus and we can love him more too!!

  233. I have spent most of my life feeling like I wasn’t good enough. When I was a child my parents would compare me to another girl in church, which led to a lifetime of me comparing myself to others.
    I am almost 58 and even though I have been a Christian for over 40 years, I still struggle with comparing myself to others.

  234. Thank you , Sharon, for sharing painful memories with us. You have been an uplifting source of inspiration to me for years. This book looks like another winner for sure.

  235. Thank you Sharon! As I read this excerpt I started to relate to that young girl more and more. I have hidden so deep those feeling of disregard and insignificance. I know I am loved by God but I just realized these feelings are still rooted in me. As a parent now myself, I try every day to make sure my children are loved and valued. I can’t wait to read this book. Thank you for sharing this story.

  236. I enjoy your messages and am always encouraged by them. God’s wonderful timing for them is awesome and amazing to me. I’m thankful for GIG and SO thankful that Jesus loves us and believes we are enough! Have a great Friday!

  237. Powerful testimony. Thank you for sharing. I truly enjoy reading your daily prayer and stories. Continue to shine bright and be a beacon (blessing) of light to many.

    I too, am enough…


  238. I’ve struggled with these issues my whole life, still do at times, About three years ago my eyes were opened that when Poppa God looks at me he sees the finished work of Jesus, oh so freeing!!!! The enemy still tries to whisper, you’ll never be enough, I shout back, your a liar, Jesus is enough!!!

  239. Good morning! I so appreciate the GIG devotionals and have been reading and sharing them for over 4 years now. I would love to be considered for this special offerr. I am a women’s Sunday school teacher for a small group of wonderful ladies who I would like to share your book with.
    I can so relate to your writings as I too had a difficult childhood …fatherless and a hinderance to my mother bit throughChrist I am now a daughter of the king and have 2 beautiful daughters of which Iadore and support unconditionally…funny how God works…right ?
    About our women’s class… we have a group chat and I share the GIG daily devotional with my ladies …end they love it
    Thank you again for all y’all do ❤️

  240. I love GIG. I would love this book. I work in a family shelter dealing with so many thing from domestic violence to child abuse. As I meet with families I minister God’s word. As well as share bits of my testimony. This book would be another tool for me to do God’s work in my field of work. God bless you all.

  241. I have felt that pain and more but thanks be to God who see the hurt, the lost, the lowly, and the not good enough and safely gathers us in the loving arms to show us that we are loved by him

  242. I would love to receive this book. It would be such a blessing! I work for a domestic violence center and would love to share it with the ladies there to bless them also.

  243. Thank You! Some days I just DON’T feel enough or Worthy! I needed to hear that today!!! I am participating in a SharAThon as a phone operator today and those words inspired and strengthen Me! God is good and always places people or word when we need them!!! Blessings!!!

  244. What an amazing story! My granddaughter who is now 17 years old is going through the exact same thing. Now, I feel good about the talk I had with her because I told her the many things that she was “worth more than” and some of those things that I told her about are on this list! Thank you once again Sharon for your devotions that “hit home” with me most of the time and now I’m thanking God for confirmation that I said the right thing to my granddaughter. I’m praying that she understands and realizes this now at her young age instead of it sinking in in her adult years. Thanks again and God bless you!

  245. I have a daughter who
    I want to give this book to. I have started reading mine and it’s amazong! So thankful I pre ordered!

  246. I find stories like this heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. As in Sharon’s life, I’m saddened when I think how long it took me to see my worth and stop believing the lies of the enemy. But I rejoice in the Father’s mercy and grace and the many ways He has redeemed!

  247. Good morning, so I’m so excited to see that you’re doing this. That’s such a nice thing. Thank you for the opportunity. I have been reading the 7 day free daily devotional you send out. I love it, it’s so easy to understand and accept. I find my self at the end grasping for the new one to come out and I get excited to read it. Sometimes if I wake up in the middle of the night I’ll check my email just to see if it’s there so I can read it. Then I’ll read it again later. I was just thinking to my self yesterday I would love to find a way to buy this book. Not only has it already helped me this little bit I have read but I know quite a few women that desperately need to hear this. I read it to one on the phone. Thank you you’re sister in Christ. Christel much love

  248. Wow! Sharon this excerpt touched me so much so that I felt like I was back 50 years ago, when I too looked around. I just had a texting messaging with my Sistah friends last night that even at 63, I still feel insignificant. But they encouraged me to remind me that I am good enough, because God is good enough for me. Keep writing and encouraging others like me to know we are “good enough” because we are His daughters and he loves us more than anyone.

  249. Love GIG, it’s the first thing I read before starting my Bible reading and prayer time of the morning. Know several women to give this book too.

  250. Wow! My daughter has silently struggled with the issue of worthlessness for years, and it has negatively effected her adult life! I would LOVE to win this book to remind her of how important she is for her April birthday!

  251. I have always felt like I was never enough. My dad favored my sister and didn’t try to hide it. My mom wasn’t as bad but was strict on me and not my sister. I’ve struggled my whole life with feeling like I’m not enough for anyone, my ex husbands, my daughter, my job, and friends. I would love this so I could read it and then share it with my teenage daughter. Thank you for the chance

  252. A dear friend of mine struggles big time with low esteem. She is a believer but so often puts herself down and would strongly benefit from a copy of this, so if I win its hers!

  253. I was a fortunate one….growing up in a loving Christian home where my parents thought and was vocal about the fact in their eyes I was absolutely beautiful and could do anything. But… daughter-in-law was not so fortunate. Growing up in dysfunctional environment without much positive. She struggles with low self esteem but is an achiever. My son married her with 3 teenagers….and she lost an 7 month old baby 10 years ago. They have started to church and she is starting to read books. This in itself a true miracle. I think this book would greatly benefit her. I would read it first and then she could read and we could have discussion on it.
    Thank you for the devotions…they always warm my heart.

  254. I see examples of Sharon’s experience most everyday since I teach high school. Teenage years are very difficult but I see girls who have even told me that their parent/parents chose other things over them. This book would be great for our community program for girls.

  255. I lead a small women’s group at our church and many times has used GIG as my inspiration inleading the group. This book sounds like a subject we can all relate to.

  256. Thank you for your giveaways! I always look forward to a few minutes early in the morning to ready the devotionals.

  257. I love my morning time with Jesus. I always find that perfect message from hom to share with others. God Bless you all!

  258. I am worthy because I matter to my King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Thank you for sharing. Great things comes to those who wait and trust in the Lord.