Monday, January 16, 2012

my fluctuating "best"

This morning I said to Mike,
"Have you ever woken up feeling defeated before you even start?"

My long list of chores and to-do's is overwhelming today!

Last week I was unprepared to take a week "off" so that I may recover from a root canal procedure that became infected.  This has left the organization and cleanliness of my house with MUCH to be desired.

The laundry piles are high.

The Christmas decorations mock me.

And then my devotions bring me here ---->  Philippians 4:12...

I know how to be brought low, 
and I know how to abound.
In any and every circumstance, 
I have learned the secret of 
facing plenty,
and hunger,
abundance
and need.

God is so good.
So loving.
So interested in my life.

Joan C Webb says,
Like Paul, sometimes our best results in poverty, other times in prosperity.  Learning to be content with both our best performances and our could-have-been-better times will lessen our anxiety and help us live more peaceful and accepting lives.

I confessed to Mike that I don't know why I feel I have to "do it ALL" all of the time.  Why must excellence be my only option??  It can be exhausting!

I need to learn to be content with my fluctuating "best."  Because working hard does NOT always result in  SUPERB results.  Sometimes, mediocre is all we have to offer.  And that's OK.  

STOP being hard on yourself and your circumstances and START allowing God's grace to wash over you.  What is it that HE wants you to accomplish today?


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5 comments:

  1. I read a quite this morning that said sometimes not losing ground is in itself a victory or success. So true!!

    Stopping by from The Better Mom. :)

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    1. Ugh... Quite=quote. :)

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    2. Thanks for sharing! I need to hear those types of things...they help my brain SO much!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. There is only One who is perfect!

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