There are many many times I write here solely for myself .. and many other times I write here for whom ever has stumbled across my blog ... other times I write because I’m lead to - with a purpose that I really don’t understand .... those are the Lords words. That come natural and just flow.
Those are the days that my fingers can’t keep up typing with what’s pouring from my heart. Usually stemmed by something that’s happened personally in the day but after I’ve prayed and say my heart down .... it ALWAYS ends up here.
but did you know that 98% of what I type out ... never even makes it out of the draft mode? That they sit there ... in a state of “do I even hit publish??” ... and if I do hit publish what will those people think that read it? Will they see me broken? Will they laugh at it? Will it hit home for them too?
this blog site was a way of journaling my own thoughts in a small hope to maybe just maybe help someone else ... the YouTube videos. Well they’re just another Avenue of that - of AGvocating our story - of sharing the ups and downs of farming and raising a family.
we all fail at times. It’s because we’re human. If we didn’t ever screw up or were perfect every second of the day - we’d be in Heaven already. This week is Easter week & its got me really inside my head & more in my Bible than I have been the last —- well to be honest quite some time. Being “ Perfect “ is a very hard term.
per·fect (adjective) /ˈpərfikt/ having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.
"life certainly isn't perfect at the moment"
So why do we try Sooo hard to be that way?! Why are we teaching our kids that the only way to be is ”Perfect” ....
Thats what I woke up thinking this morning. It was the simple fact of me saying “I’m never going to be a perfect house keeper” ... it’s a topic that hits home quite often for me. That I can’t keep up on the simple task of laundry folding & even the easiest of house keeping like sweeping the floors - because now there’s four dogs in the house along with two kids & a farmer .. there’s more dust and hay every single day here.
It has taken me months and years to realize. Our home is LIVED in. And so what it its not perfect. We have clean clothes most of the time - we have dirty dishes in the sink, because everyone is ALWAYS fed at the end of the day - there’s clutter on the floors because we can afford whatever it is that we want to have - having a neat and tidy home is a dream for me. But it would also mean that I would have to give up something else (like barn time or helping Jason in the shop when he needs it) to forcing myself — almost grounding myself to the house — which then tends to lead to overwhelming & anxiety of “howd I let it get this bad” ... and it’s not bad. It’s not perfect. But it’s not bad either.
Stop making life about being perfect - it’s never going to be perfect. The only perfect place is Heaven - What if Jesus was not asking for sinless perfection after all? In Matthew 5:48, Jesus is asking that we be complete, that we imitate our heavenly Father, that we be ever moving and growing and doing our best to become more and more like Him.
What He is asking for is maturity.... not perfection .. so remind yourself today - God isn’t asking us to be 100% every single day but to 100% try your best - and give it your all ... and He will help see it through.
additiona Bible verses 💛
Hebrews 11:40 - “because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.”
James 3:2 - “For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.”