Good question. Here is my answer. I am in that place Paul talked about in Romans 7 where I know what I need to do, but I don’t do it; instead I do the very things I don’t want to do. It’s the worst, but it is part of life I suppose. Ordinarily this is where I would insert a long dissertation about my plan to fix this problem, but I won’t do that this time. Rather than make spiritually lofty statements about what I plan to do from this day forward, my plan is simply this: to take each day as it comes and do what I need to. My plan is not to beat myself up when I miss the mark, but to get up, dust myself off and start over instead. My plan is to rejoice on the days I get it right and repent on the days I don’t – remembering that God forgives me and so I must also forgive myself. My plan is to throw a load of clothes in the wash each night until it’s done (Oh who am I kidding? The laundry is NEVER “done”). My plan is to take a minute and file my nails. My plan is to do my best with every day I am given, one day at a time - that's it.
I guess the purpose of today’s post is to encourage us in our journey to remember to be gentle with ourselves because we are works in progress after all. God doesn’t expect perfection from us. He invites us to draw from Him - He IS perfection. That’s the only way we can ever hope to be better than we are. If we could do it in our own strength it would have been done. So join me as I take a deep breath, get up, dust off, and seize what is left of this glorious day! Be blessed!