|Hey folks, I'm heading to Phoenix today to hang out with the fabulous Lindsay Harrel. Yay! |
Since I'll be busy having loads of fun, I won't be posting on Monday. Just FYI. :)
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"I want to get better at..."
Found myself writing these words in a comment under a friend's blog post recently....and it hit me how often in a week, or like, day, I say stuff like that. It's the "achiever" side of my personality, always looking for the next goal.
Which isn't always a bad thing. I'm rewriting my second book right now, for instance, and I truly want it to be better than the first. I hope to be an author who gets better with each story.
And yet, the drive for "better" can leave me too often dissatisfied and discontent...with myself. That's a frustrating place to be.
Which is why I'm so thankful for the whisper of truth I heard earlier this week. I was having one of those dissatisfied moments, frustrated with myself and my distance from "better" in one area of my life. I found myself praying the same old prayer, telling God I truly want to get better at...when I heard this:
Melissa, it's not about your better. It's about My best.
Okay, I didn't hear-hear it. No audible voice. But I'm telling you, the truth was just there...waiting for me to pick it up. To get over me and my own efforts and remember my better can never compare to God's best...
...His all-covering grace.
...His ridiculously awesome timing.
...His faithfulness to finish what he started in me, even if to me the finish line feels continents away.
Which makes me think, yeah, do I really want to be so focused on my idea of "better," that I miss out on the "best" God has for me? I think not.
How about you? What does "His best" mean to you? Are there times when, in your efforts to "get better," you're reminded to depend on God instead of yourself?