The more I have contemplated, the more I have come to one conclusion--
We must practice experiencing enough--in all areas of our lives---to understand how to draw upon the concept of God being enough.
Eating is a very good example. I try to make it a habit when I have had enough to eat to stop. Push that plate away and cease and desist with the gorging. It works well for me, but when I loose sight of being sated and allow my gluttony to rule the meal---I ALWAYS PAY!
Our age of consumerism is another prime example of never allowing ourselves to experience "Enough". Bigger and bigger houses; cars, cars and better cars; clothes to the point of bulging closets---you name it and we have gone over-board. We have gone from the day when an outdoor kitchen was the bane of man to the must have of all the latest and greatest in our outdoor kitchens. Somehow duplicating all the bells and whistles of our indoor kitchen in the great outdoors has become a marvelous idea. No nation is as consumed with consumerism as our great nation. Even in the small town of Ruston, we have stores upon stores filled with retail enticements luring us into the "Never Enough" trap.
Cell phones and personal electronic devices are a great example of how things get out of control. I have a lap top, a cell phone, and a kindle which is similar to a tablet. Sit in any waiting room and look around you--everyone is glued to their cell phone. We have all become plugged in and tuned out to the world around us. We cannot get enough of social media!
As I thought all of this over, I began to understand contentment and satisfaction need to be practiced to learn how to experience it. Just as we practice over and over to get the best golf stroke, souffle, painting, or whatever-we must practice experiencing enough in our day to day life to experience the feeling of contentment in all areas of our lives.
When I first heard the question posed, my heart sank. I do not walk around in a constant state of knowing God is enough. My head knows it, and my heart has experienced it, but the world has a way of clouding the truth. I loose sight of that truth--HE IS ENOUGH.
I need to practice recognizing the truth of God being Enough. With practice, I will then develop "Spiritual Memory". When times are hectic, the world is racing by, and malcontent has raised its ugly head, I can call upon the spiritual memory---of God is enough. Falling back upon the truth of His fullness, completeness and faithfulness, I will remember---What more could I need?---
HE IS ENOUGH