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Good Enough

by Lisa Manning on July 21, 2013

One of the things I want to always be known for is transparency.  So, I have a confession to make.

Many times, I don’t have time to do something to perfection, so I just don’t do it. 

I want to create a blog post but don’t have tons of time that day to commit to a long, edited post.  I don’t blog that day.

I want to clean out my bonus room but it would take 2 full days of sorting/purging/organizing.  The bonus room is still waiting for me.

I have a fabulous idea for a chore chart for the kids but it will take about 4-5 hours to make the cards.  Then, it will take an hour each day to implement until they fully understand how to do everything on the list.   It isn’t done.  Translation…the kids don’t help around the house as much as they could because I don’t have defined items they can do.  My logical brain knows that if I get this done, the time I have spent will be saved in a week or two once the kids have learned their chores well enough that I only have to spend 5 minutes checking them.

Good Nuff RoadAt some point in my life, I was told to do everything to the best of my ability.  For many years, I have believed that and it has caused some anxiety.  As a 40+ woman, I am letting go of that belief.  Instead of striving for perfection in every area of my life and then being frustrated because nothing is done, I am going for GOOD ENOUGH. 

This week, I will tackle the chore chart.  It may not be perfect, but it will be GOOD ENOUGH.  I can tweak it as we go.

I may not have 2 full days to finish the bonus room but if I spent 30 minutes a day on it, it would be done by the end of August. GOOD ENOUGH.

This blog may not be long, but you get the point.  It is GOOD ENOUGH for you to understand the concept.  After all, YOU are smart!  : )

Your house doesn’t have to be perfect.

Your exercise regime doesn’t have to be perfect.

Every aspect of your life doesn’t have to be perfect.  Strive for God’s best in the things He has called you to do.

Doing something and getting things accomplished as opposed to doing nothing is GOOD ENOUGH. 

Let’s ask God to show us where we need to spend our time and what things He wants us to perfect instead of putting unrealistic expectations on ourselves.  Look at this verse. God didn’t make us perfect either.  He began and is still completing it.

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil. 1:6





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