Yesterday’s post was really all over the place. I didn’t really have a specific thing I was trying to say, and I just re-read it, and boy, does it show. But I’m working on being diligent in my writing, and the practice of good enough.
As I begin working on The Big Idea (coming very soon!!! — in fact, last night, we recorded some voice over work for the pitch film!) I’m realizing that in order to not stay frozen in the ice age of perfection, things have to be good enough. Yes, we have to work hard at being diligent and doing our best and working toward excellence. Attention to detail is a must and there has to be a strong work ethic. But at some point, you really have to let go and kiss it up to God.
So I’ve been working on this, and yesterday’s post started off talking about that and then went off on all sorts of disconnected tangents! But oh well. For yesterday, it was good enough.
But today, God gave me a little message in my devotional*. This is how He works — something that I’ve been thinking about or pondering will suddenly show up in my regularly scheduled programming with Him. So today’s devotional read, “Much frustration and failure resutl from your seeking perfection in this life. There is nothing perfect except me. That is why closeness to Me satisfies deep yearnings and fills you with Joy. I have planted longing for perfection in every human heart. This is a good desire, which I alone can fill.”
This made me realize why the search for perfection is so difficult. We look for it in ourselves, in our work, our eating habits, our spouses and significant others. But the only place true perfection lies is in God. When we’re placing the responsibility for perfection on the right shoulders — God’s, instead of ours — a certain peace, an understanding, suddenly fill that void. Now, we’re finally willing to be good enough, because we know God will pick up the slack. He’ll step into the gap between us and perfection and make us perfect in the process. It’s not up to us. It’s up to Him.
And when I remember that, it frees me to do my work, and do it well.
*My daily devotional is JESUS CALLING by Sarah Young