Are you too hard on yourself?

I must admit I find it so much easier to support and encourage my friends and family than to offer the same considerations to myself. My desire to do or say the “perfect” thing overshadows my ability to remember that God does not ask us to be perfect, instead to give the best we can and let Him create out of it what He wants it to be. I have to remind myself of this every time I write. Will my words capture the experiences, ideas, and emotions I want them to? Will they inspire those who read them?

Do you struggle with this? Does your drive for perfection cause you to procrastinate, putting things off until later when you might be able to do better with it? When “later ” arrives, is it easier to make it perfect? Usually my repsonse to this is “no” and now I have to rush to get it done because I waited! We read in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness”, and in Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the work of thine own hands.” God just asks us to be willing to give our best so that He can make it perfect for His purpose.

Please plan to stop by the Spotlight on Local Authors event at Covered Treasures Bookstore 105 2nd Street, Monument, on Saturday, March 14, 1:00-3:00. There will be several authors sharing their work, refreshments, and of course BROWNIES!!!

Love to have you visit with us March 14. Blessings! Nancy and Denny.

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