As I sat with Owen tonight and colored, I see his character traits becoming more evident. He refused to color because "I keep messing up, I keep getting out of the lines, I can't do it right, --- you do it." He expects perfection from his 5 year old hands. And I say -- I think its beautiful, I think your doing great -- it's perfect! But to him it is less than perfect. And if mommy can do it better, I will let her do it.
my mind turns - how can i fix this, what can i say, what if he's like this forever, how will he ever get through school........
perfect only comes from God
then I feel that turn in the back of my mind that makes me shiver
I do this too. I do not always work for God's kingdom, I don't always witness when I should, I don't always give my testimony when I need to, I don't pray like I should -- I am less than perfect. And so and so from down the road is so much better at witnessing, I should tell them to talk to this person. I should let other people who are better at God's work do the work because "I keep messing up, I keep getting out of the lines, I can't do it right, --- you do it."
"Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to." Luke 13:24
"As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work." John 9:4
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.