I’m back on a Friday with a new blog post! I know when I started my Tuesday Talks, they were intended to be on a Tuesday. This one is going to be a bit different, but I’m going with it. I felt so strongly about the topic that I wanted to share it with you today.
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I tend to go overboard on wanting things to go the way I want them to. Whether it be my blog, job, home or what have you, I always put so much pressure on pursuing my idea of “perfection”. There is a problem with this though, Jesus doesn’t call us to be perfect.
Lately, I’ve felt even more intense pressure than usual. Luckily, my husband has been right there to help me through it. Between work transitions, errands, blogging, working out, getting ready for vacation, cleaning, and mix in minimal sleep, this past week I’ve been a train wreck.
Last evening my husband asked me “What is the reason that you blog?”. He asked me to think back when the first time this little dream of mine popped into my head, and what was the purpose behind it. To love others, and point them to Jesus was my reason. Not to keep up with the Jones’s, and try to be someone that I’m not. I’m so thankful for my sweet guy who reminds me of the truth that is so easy for me to forget.
If you’re feeling stressed and on commitment overload, it may be time to evaluate things. Take a look at the reasons behind why you are doing something. I’ve found in life that everything tends to go smoother when your goals, ambitions, and to do lists line up with what God wants for you. When I was reminded to approach my week with the intentions of doing things well, not perfectly, an enormous weight was lifted off my shoulders.
This last minute, scatter brained post may or may not make sense, but I’m okay with that. I wanted to share what was on my heart today because maybe someone reading this can relate. Maybe you’re feeling stressed out, burnt out, and overwhelmed by your pace of life and that’s okay. Just remember to take a step back, and ask yourself why you’re doing something in the first place. Living well and embracing your shortcomings will fulfill you more than perfection ever will.