Whose standard anyway? Who is writing the script that I am following?
When I started this post, this was not the picture I was looking for in my file. But, when I saw it and the quote I had inserted, I decided it was JUST what I needed.
When did I write that? I don’t know, but I needed to be reminded of it today.
You see, I am a people pleaser. I am performance based.
I do “A” and you will like me and God will too.
I do “B” and you may NOT like me and God might not either.
I do “C” and I KNOW you won’t like me and I’m pretty sure he won’t either.
Since when? Where did I get THAT script?
I have found out that life doesn’t work that way.
I don’t get to write the plan. I don’t get to choose A, B or C. He does the directing, the only choice I make is to follow or not to follow.
Not following doesn’t usually work out so well. Oh, it might seem to work for a while, but not doing His will does not work for the long haul.
Today, I am embracing the truth that my performance
I’ll do my best to live the life He has designed, but when I fail and fall short of that goal – and I WILL fall short of that goal, because I am human – I will remember that He loves anyway.
No matter what. That is the truth I am clinging to today.