Your kitchen is spotless (even though you served a dinner tonight that would shame Betty Crocker); your body is lean and toned from your 5 mile run and yoga session this morning; your hair and makeup are still impeccable; and your Bible is right where you left it this morning after your hour long prayer and devotional time. You sigh contentedly, because, after all, your life is so perfect.
For years I have competed with this Martha Stewart meets Jillian Michaels meets Beth Moore vision of Proverbs 31 perfection. She is a mighty foe.
But in recent days I have realized fighting her is a useless struggle. I only exhaust and discourage myself. And when I’m fighting her I’m stuck in one place, circling old enemies…..those
10, 15, ok 20 pounds, tha t consistent prayer time, that hateful sink full of dirty dishes…and I’m not moving forward.
God has set me free to define success as He defines it.
“No dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and the heavenly prize for which God, in Christ Jesus is calling us.” -Philippians 3:13-14
Faithfulness in small things.
“The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more resposponsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!” -Matt 25:23
Not perfection, but a daily perfecting.
“Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything tat can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.” 2 Cor 7:1
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No time for a 40 minute quiet time? Sing along to David Crowder in your car. Noshing on celery instead of potato chips; or maybe just having one piece of chocolate a week. (Ha! That’s a joke, I could never do that.)
Moving forward when you’re stuck doesn’t have to be complicated. It is one small step at a time over and over and over again. Valuing consistency and persistence over flashy and quick.
In each little step, each move forward– I become, we become, the women we are called to be.
How do you embrace moving forward when you’re stuck?
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