Thursday, June 23, 2011

Diligence vs. Perfection

This blog is truly my space.  Once I've done my devotional and focused on what resonated with me, I feel focused and equipped to move on with my day.As I drove my 3 yr old daughter to her summer program today, it dawned on me that I had not brushed her teeth last night.  You see, she had fallen asleep on the couch and I didn't want to wake her.  So I put her right to bed.  Not to mention it gave me a little break from the bedtime stories, the back rub, and the "delay my bedtime" tactics.  As I thought about the fact I didn't brush her teeth, my mind drifted to the topic of fear & and all the little things we fear about when it comes to our kids.  When it comes to Noah, I want to be the perfect mom.  I don't want to miss a beat.  But while I believe I'm the perfect mom for my child, I know it's impossible to be perfect in any area concerning parenting our children.  Since it's impossible to be perfect, why not just relax and enjoy the ride.  For myself, sometimes I think if I relax to much something will fall through the cracks without me knowing it until it's too late.  My devotional today said that God looks for "persistence rather than perfection".  The following scripture verse came to mind:

Hebrews 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

I pray that while I'm not perfect, if I'm diligent in focusing on Him and seeking out His will for my day that He will reward me with more of Him and success in all my endeavors.  This devotional time will help me go through my day with grace and diligence

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