I’m already loved, I’m already chosen
I know who I am, I know what you’ve spoken
I’m already loved, more than I could imagine
And that is enough
This is a verse from a song called “Jireh” by Maverick City Music. The whole song is amazing but every time it gets to this part, I’m like this:
For anyone who has ever struggled with feeling like you are “enough”, you can probably relate. Maybe you have never felt smart enough. Or pretty enough. Or strong enough. Or loved enough. Or just ENOUGH-enough. And as a result, you struggled with self-love, self-worth, or setting boundaries. Trust me, I’ve been there.
For most of my life, I have battled with feeling like “enough”. I felt like I needed to do more and be more in order to be enough, to be chosen. My mind told me if I wasn’t the smartest, I wasn’t enough. If I wasn’t the most successful, I wasn’t enough. If I wasn’t perfect, I was a failure. And failures aren’t “enough”. And if I wasn’t enough, then I wouldn’t be chosen. Chosen to be friends with, to hang out with, to date, to marry, to love.
At our core, one of our most basic needs is to feel like we belong. To be chosen.
And that’s the amazing thing that this song always reminds me of: I’m already loved and chosen. I don’t have to do anything or be anything special. Because I’m already loved by God. More than I could imagine.
And that is enough.