We are always told to do more.
BE BETTER. DO BETTER.
“Get good grades”
“Get a good job”
“Win the gold”
These words seem to be engraved into our minds since we learn to walk.
I for one, have fallen victim to these pleads for perfection.
I’ve allowed them to blend into my life and create a blueprint.
This morning I was caught in a DO BETTER loop.
I thought about all I needed to accomplish in my day. I thought about all I needed to accomplish in the year. I was basically yelling at myself for at all the times I have been lazy. I have thought about all the time I wasted.
Then I thought.
“Is this stuff important?”
How much of my mind was consumed with my pride?
Did I want to get good grades for myself or for the greater glory of God?
Did I want to finish my book for myself or for the greater glory of God?
Did I want to exercise for myself or for the greater glory of God?
It makes total sense why I was so frustrated.
I was living for myself. And I am not perfect. Therefore, if I keep looking within I will always be disappointed.
However, if I do everything as a sacrifice, a humble offering to Christ, everything will change.
I felt the Lord screaming out to me to rediscover my childlike humility.
When we were a kids “Do Better”was not at the forefront of our minds.
We did things because they were freaking fun and we lived with joy.
This is exactly what I want and I am sure exactly what you want.
Jesus reminds us that we do not need to do better.
In Him, we are enough.
We only need to do everything out of love for Him.
Friends, when you feel the weight of “Do Better” change the phrase.
“Do Better for Him”
Change the beneficiary and you will change your life.