It’s merely a theory, yet some of us have lived like we believe this notion—and it’s worn us down. This morning I admitted to myself that I’m feeling a little “worn down” again, so I pulled my devotional book, It’s a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life, from the shelf hoping to get a little “relief” from the author, Joan C. Webb!! Here’s what I read:
- Do you get impatient inside when a loved one’s behavior doesn’t meet your expectations? I admit, I have.
- Are you secretly certain that your ideas are best? No comment.
- Do you ever berate yourself for having unspiritual thoughts and feelings? Well, yes. Hmmmm. I guess that’s what I’ve been doing the last few months.
- Have you ever wanted to hide when you made a mistake? Duh!
- Do you avoid situations and conversations that put you at risk for doing it “wrong”? I admit it. I have a tendency to squelch my own voice.
I’m so relieved I don’t have to keep up a facade of handling my life, work/ministry, relationships and my faith ”just right.” God’s the perfect one. Not me.
My shoulders just relaxed.
Okay, I’m curious: how do you respond to any of the above questions highlighted in yellow?