When Jesus is ENOUGH,

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When Jesus is ENOUGH,

By Dave McCarty

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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Dave McCarty, formerly US Director for Serge, a foreign mission agency headquartered in Philadelphia, founded GospelFriendships in 1999, to try and influence believers to relate differently to seculars — from a place of weakness, not strength, childlike, not adultlike, as chief confessors, not chief experts. His weekly posts on dumbsheepdave.com chronicle the work of Jesus’ Spirit, humbling Dave in self-awareness and self-acceptance. Dave lives in the Philly area with Janet, his wife of 55 years.

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