a believer has no fear of failure, of losing everything, of being pitied by all for being a loser/nobody who strove for excellence, but failed. When Jesus is ENOUGH, a believer lives and loves with reckless abandon. Uninhibited. FREE. Bold. Fearless. Humble. Optimal performance.
When Jesus is NOT enough, a believer is self-absorbed, internally selfish, failure-avoidant, suffering-avoidant, stressed, intense, hurried, feels under the gun, unlimited obligation, miserable but living in denial of the misery. And performance suffers. The stressed, pride-filled believer wants MORE than Jesus and His imputed worthiness.
Contentment is the pearl of great price, worth selling all to get.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, chief failure at practicing what he preaches
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