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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…..

It happens every year about this time! The weeds begin to take over and the zeal and ambition for outside work slackens! I can’t even blame it on the heat this year. 🙄

I could really let it frustrate me but I have other things going…like starting school early because we got out early for the wedding in the spring, taking care of sick kids, making meals for Grandma and Grandpa… you know what, I’m not going to sweat it!

Sometimes we have to let things go. After all, people ARE more important than things.

I like this article about “Letting go of ‘Perfect'”. I think every woman needs to step back and regroup.


Part of me loves how a mom can hold the fabric of a household together and the other part of me feels overwhelmed at times by it. But I have been learning some internal lessons that God has been trying to teach me this past year. One of those lessons is learning to let go of my standards of “perfection.”

I used to think that I was a very easygoing kind of gal. But as I grew up somehow I grew more serious because I felt that every decision I made would affect my whole lifetime and it had to be taken seriously or I would blow it. (Do you know that feeling?) And although I don’t regret wanting to make the right choices and moves in life….I do regret getting too high strung about things. And I’m working now on changing those attitudes.

You see, God is teaching me that perfection is highly overrated. What is “perfect” anyway? Someone will always be more perfect than us in our minds. Someone’s home will always be more perfect. Someone’s look, style, way of speaking, way of parenting, and even their way of handling life will be more “perfect” that ours. So what is perfect?

We have all been way too hard on ourselves holding ourselves to standards that no one can live up to. I’m learning bit by bit to let go of my standards of “perfect” and instead replace this with standards of “the best I can do”. My best today might be to just get a homemade meal on the table. My standard next week might be to just hold my temper in spite of the fact that it’s been a busy day and nothing got accomplished.

I pray that you will join me in my quest to let go of “perfect” and simply walk in the Lord’s will doing “my best”.

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