You Are Enough.

If you have never heard this before, you need to hear it now. YOU. ARE. ENOUGH. Walk in this truth, beloved Storyteller.

I am sure that at this point in your life, you have been knocked down time and time again. Feeling worth it has been the hardest thing to overcome. My friend, that is okay. It’s a very real struggle. To be honest, I go through this myself every single day. My life has seen loss, lies, emptiness, etc. I have faced a broken heart with a departure from falling in love, countless times. But these experiences have shaped me—helped me to live out my story to the best of my ability.

Just know this: that YOU are worth it, YOU are valued, and YOU are loved. This is about the real you—when no one is looking, before your next Instagram post, and when you call that friend at 2 am because you feel like the life is being sucked out of you. However, these things don’t define you. Seeing the worst actually is a chance to strive for the best.

Beyond this image of self-worth is a BIGGER STORY.

See, through Jesus and Jesus alone, you are made enough. For His ultimate love is sufficient beyond anything we can do. As 2 Corinthians 3:5 puts it, "Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God." In pursuing Him, "we are made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:10). See, when our identity is in Christ, He makes us more whole and secure. In fact, He makes us His "masterpiece" and created us anew to do good works (Ephesians 2:10). He sees us as His beloved Son or Daughter. What a beautiful thing that is!

Do you know that you are beautiful? Has someone told you that recently? I may not know you personally. But I bet your life is surrounded by beauty. You seek for wonder and adventure. You adore genuine relationships. And your heart beats for connection, intention, and belonging. I hope you see the light of this day. I hope you hear the birds sing their harmonious tunes in the morning like I do. I hope someone takes you out for coffee and speaks encouragement into your life through their high regard for you.

And so, WE ARE ENOUGH BECAUSE JESUS IS ENOUGH. This is your anthem. Wear it proud and wear it well. On the lower left side of the tee, you can find a small text saying, "Today You Are Enough." It is placed to be read by those wearing this tee as a reminder to take one day at a time. It affirms your worth.

So go. Go live this out, dear Storyteller.

The world needs to hear it more. So do you.

~Ben Dulay, Chief Storyteller of 777 Collective