I had a conversation recently with a friend who is struggling. She knows she needs lots of things- she needs more time with God, she needs positive people in her life, and she needs to do some courageous things like ask for help.
I told her, I’ve been there. I’ve tried to do this on my own and decided I couldn’t. I’ve been bottom of the barrel and had to find ways to climb out. I told her that the crazy thing is, most people wouldn’t know my story unless I told them. We are great at hiding our problems…when in reality, the only person you’re fooling is yourself.
In this season of life, I’m finding so much more contentment. I’m trying to chase after God and what He values more than what the world values. There are so many “yes, ands” and “yes, buts.” Yes, I want to get health, and I don’t want that journey to become an idol in my life. Yes, I want to have friends, but I won’t compromise to be liked. Yes, I want to be successful, and I want to do it by doing my best. Yes, I want to help others, but I won’t enable them.
I saw a shirt from Cross Training Couture that I immediately ordered because it’s so what I’m feeling right now. It says “Seeking my perfecter, not perfection.”
And that’s totally the mindset I want. Yes, Lord. Give me the courage to chase after what matters and help me loosen my grip on the things that don’t.