Jun 25, 2009

We are all inadequate; that is simply part of the human condition and it’s a major temptation to dwell on that rather than accepting and understanding that we do the best we can and that is all that God expects of us. Sometimes the best we can is far better than we think it is.

Madeleine L’Engle penned these words and I love, love, love them. Isn’t it refreshing to stop thinking of being “perfect”, but instead focus on what God expects us to do. What He expects ME to do, not you or my mom or my grandma, but ME, only ME. That is all I need to focus on. My stuff to do is different than your stuff to do.

This quote also inspires me to do better, not because I have to, but because I know deep down inside that God created me for greatness. He knows I can do better than what I am doing. He knows I can be better – more kind, more loving, more brave, more forgiving, more repentant, more joyful, more hardworking, more stalwart, more me, and most importantly, more Him if I will only let Him mold me, teach me, and love me. Knowing that He knows that, helps me remember to know it as well.

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