Life moves so fast sometimes that we don’t slow down enough to take stock of how we are doing. We think, “It doesn’t matter how I feel right now. I must keep striving toward success!” Over time the impossible standards we set for ourselves become the measuring stick for our worth. We start to believe that if we don’t measure up, we aren’t enough. We begin to feel worthless. I did. Lost in the throes of busy, fueled by quick fixes that didn’t fix anything at all, I believed the lies about who I was and wasn’t supposed to be. I chased the standard of perfect.
Chasing perfect is comparing our worth with someone else’s. Chasing perfect makes us believe we are bad moms, wives, friends. Chasing perfect makes us believe we are average and insignificant. Chasing perfect makes us believe we don’t have enough friends, fun, or adventures. Be still, friend. Know that God’s desire for you is a life of peace. He wants to free you from the chase. Wherever you are is exactly where you are supposed to be to ignite intentional change. The lies of perfection and shoulds tell us we aren’t enough, but the truth paves a path for us to an abundant life of joy where we are more than enough.