I found this quote by Bonnie P fiester, and I had a desire to share it with people who feel the need to live in perfection. Her blog is primarily devoted to working out the body, but she also talks about the mind. Sometimes we are paralyzed by fear and are reluctant to move forward if we don’t think we can achieve our goal perfectly. But the words in this quote makes you stop, think and allows you to breathe, and accept yourself with all your imperfections. Your new objective is to focus on improving, not perfection, taking one day at a time.
We are all imperfect beings striving to become better in every aspect of our lives. Perfection is not attainable and should never be your goal. Just try to do your best at whatever you are trying to accomplish. At work, at home and in your personal life, keep trying to improve the quality of your life. None of us are perfect and if you try to walk down that path, you will run into frustration and disappointment when things don’t live up to your expectation. Let your heart be your guide and walk in truth no matter what circumstances come your way. Live your life to the best of your ability and let God direct your path. Everything takes time so don’t give up and just feel free and keep moving forward.
Nugget of Truth: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the lord as reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Have you ever met anyone who thinks they’re always right? In a conversation, you are like night and day or positive and negative. Sometimes you can’t get a word in edge wise as they choose to believe their opinion of the facts are correct and yours is wrong, thus dominating the conversation. You debate on various personal and impersonal topics and you never seem to have a real understanding. The older you get some things never change. Think before you speak and refuse to engage in these debates. Continuing to discus a topic with someone who is unwilling to listen, will only lead to frustration.
It can happen on your job with your boss, or an associate. Family, friendships, or personal relationships, can also lead to broken dialogue if both parties are unable to share their thoughts. We have all experienced this in life, and it’s lessons we learn how to deal with on our journey.
Beleiving you’re always right, and not giving others the opportunity to express themselves is dangerous. Healthy debates and a willingness to listen to another persons opinion will allow your mind to expand to other possibilities. We are all learning and growing and no one has cornered the market on truth or factual information.
If you encounter someone with this type of disposition, my advice is to listen and let go. Don’t engage in their negative behavior. What doesn’t serve you will only lead to exasperation. Focus on constructive thoughts rather than destructive attitudes.
It’s nice to know my God knows my imperfections. When you are looking for acceptance from others, you have to earn it. God has already accepted you completely. Learn to forgive yourself in all your human frailties.
This world is moving faster and faster, day by day. Every time you turn on the news, or read a newspaper, there is always some tragedy taking place around our world. We never know what to expect as we hold our breath daily, praying for good news.
Wars and rumors of wars have plagued our existence since the beginning of time. Climate change talks with promises but no real solutions. Cancer, diabetes and other diseases kills people daily. Mass shootings are becoming the norm and threaten stability in our nation. Terrorism keeps us in a state of fear. Now on our home soil, gun violence destroys innocent lives and their families for years to come.
In this time and in periods of stress, one must exercise caution. God did say in the Word that, “there will be trials and tribulation.” Life can be a struggle, however, we must strive to move forward in spite of daily negative events. We must stand firm and trust God to assist us through these turbulent times. Pray for those who are suffering.
In conclusion: “Trust in the lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him that he may direct your path.”
Another year, Another Holiday
A day of thanksgiving and praise
Thanking God for all his love, goodness and tender mercies
Special time shared with family and friends
Feasting on earthly delights
Living in gratitude for all his provisions
And yet remembering and giving to those in need
There is thanks in giving and not always receiving
A time for reflection and praise
Thank you father for the privilege to be called your son or daughter
Sending Jesus to point the way
As undeserving servants we give thanks for your patience,
when we walk in the wrong direction
Thank You Father for your Blessings and inspiration in your word.
Bless and praise the lord and call upon his name