Sorry I’m late getting this post up today! My little one had a medical procedure this morning, so I was a bit preoccupied. Plus life…it just didn’t happen.
But everything went well! And here I am.
I saw a notification on my phone announcing a new blog post a fellow blogger wrote, and I had the thought – I wish I wrote like that.
Or something to that effect.
But the point was, in that moment, I doubted if I should even be blogging. If I really have what it takes.
Do people really read? Do they like what I write? Are they helped by it?
If I’m honest, I don’t have the level of engagement I would hope for. Part of that is very likely because I haven’t been engaging with you all much lately. It’s just been a season. A rather long season.
I can sit here and berate myself, telling myself I’m not good enough. I can begin to tear down my own self-esteem with all of the things I could do better.
I could realize the gift it is to have anyone read, comment, like, be helped by, or find comfort in my blog posts. While I dream and wish for the engagement of so-and-so, others may look at my following and wish for where I’m at.
It is all perspective.
You are where you are in life. I am where I am. Denying, wishing, and complaining isn’t going to change that. Whether it’s relationships, jobs, health, mindset, spiritual growth – we are where we are.
So what if you’re not where you thought you’d be. Are you trying? Are you further along than you were at the beginning?
And even if you aren’t any closer than when you started, that’s ok! Because it’s simply where you are.
Now should we push for our goals? Yes! Should we never stop growing and learning from our mistakes? Absolutely!
But what are you gaining by tearing yourself down? Is that making you better?
What good is it doing to yourself or anyone else when you compare your progress to your neighbor, and decide you’re not good enough? If you quit, who does it help?
What that does is raise expectations, set that person on an unrealistic pedistal, stir up envy, and deprive the world of what you have to offer.
Accept yourself where you are. Christ does!
Now, does He leave us there? No. Does He want to work through us and make us more like Him? Of course! We are never to be complacent where we are.
Each day is a new day. Each morning a new chance to dust off the failures and mistakes of yesterday. Accept that you are, in fact, where you are – don’t deceive yourself. Give yourself a little grace. Then put on your armour, strap up your boots, and work for where you want to be.
God’s grace is sufficient.
And you are more than your shortcomings.
Get up. Give grace. Go forward.
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