Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Good Enough


In the midst of hard times, we can either accept them and try to find the good or whine and moan about the trial we've found ourselves in. I will be the first to admit that I'm a whiner. As I'm dealing with the pain of a pinched nerve, and the realization that it may take quite a bit of time to heal, I've found myself looking around and trying to see what God would like me to see in this moment, in this place that is my new life.

I'm seeing one glaring problem, my desire to have everything perfect all the time. My family has taken over all duties required to run a home, but you know what, they don't clean like I do, just good enough, is, well, good enough. And so it should be. I should have a content and grateful heart for all the work that they've taken over but yet I still struggle with wanting everything my way. I'm having a really hard time accepting this new place of good enough. 

I prayed not so long ago for God to help me be happy even when things around me weren't really as perfect as I wanted them to be. You know, I wanted better balance, I want to be okay with things clean and tidy, not perfect. Well, here I am. Ask and ye shall receive, right? I wasn't really expecting being flat on my back being the answer to my prayers though. Ha, God has such a sense of humor! Let me just say, I'm not laughing God. Mostly, I fight the urges to get up and fix things the way I like them, even though I know that the more I'm up, the slower I heal. 

Do you struggle with a perfection complex? It's time consuming, stressful and yes, it sucks the pleasure right out of life. I'm so worried about how my home presents itself to visitors that I'm seriously too tired and stressed to even enjoy their visit. Totally messed up I know. Anyone out there that can relate? It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful, unless of course you live inside my head. 

So, with all my free time, I'm praying that I can grasp the concept of just good enough being good enough. I say this as I'm staring into the kitchen from my bedroom fighting the urge to go and spray and wipe the counters, definitely a slooooooow learner here. 

And please leave some comments, I'm seriously bored out of my wits over here {wink}!

8 comments:

  1. Oh goodness you poor thing!!! God does have a strange way of getting our attention-- and I'll admit I've been in the same boat a few times before as well- sprained foot among other things... and I surely wasn't laughing either! Blessings on you to heal fast and completely- inside and out. Know that you are definitely not alone. I struggle to with perfectionism so I'm with ya on that one. Pray it out girl- He's got you and HE is good ♥

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    1. As I'm sitting here with my ice pack {sigh}, you have brought me much joy! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting with me today! {big smile}

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  2. Bless your heart! I'm not a perfectionist but for some reason anytime I'm down for the count I suddenly want to get up and do everything, lol. I'll pray for you!

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    1. Tell me more about this 'I'm not a perfectionist"! I really want to know that way of living, you must be so much more peaceful than I am. I want to be one of those go with the flow folks {sigh}!

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  3. You are speaking my language! I need to constantly tell myself my friends and family don't care if my house is all in order. It is a continual struggle, but as I've gotten older it seems to be getting better! Prayers for your healing are headed your way!

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    1. Okay Glenda, I'm 48, don't you think I should have gotten more laid back by now? Mercy, I'm a slow learner! Thanks for visiting with me!

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  4. I hear ya, girlfriend! Since you know what the battle is, God has given you time and perspective to work it out, yes? Go clean that counter if you can, just make sure that your helpers don't see you do it (no one likes to feel their hard work is unappreciated). And remember to always say "Thank you" when they help. Leading by example, blah blah blah. Who knows, maybe they'll thank you back? Hope you heal quickly!

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    1. Oh yes...... yes to ALL that! Made me smile for the visit! Thanks bunches!

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