Thursday, May 22, 2014

Imperfect Progress

We can be so hard on ourselves. As moms, we strive to do things well, knowing little eyes are watching and ready to imitate without any given warning. It is a healthy thing to evaluate, look at ourselves, and see what challenges the Lord places before us so we can better reflect His image. 

As we sit in His presence, and allow His Word to do a work, there will always be's ok. It's good. It's healthy. 

Tuesday night I was at a small group Bible study which was so refreshing. Every woman felt the freedom to be transparent and share. It was freeing to know I am not the only imperfect mommy there is. The Lord was hoping I would catch that! The study "Unglued" by Lysa Terkeurst, introduced us to "imperfect progress" - the process we go through here on earth. Imperfection getting wisdom, from the perfect One, and allowing us the grace to move forward. 

Moms, realize you are an imperfect progress! He is doing a work in and through you! You are not perfect. It's ok. HE is the only perfect parent! Breathe. You will see the fruit of your labor if you don't give up. 

Recognize your struggles, put some practical things in place that will help propel you into progress, and realize the journey isn't fact it's just begun! Think of one mom you can share your struggle with, and ask her to check in once a week on your "imperfect progress." Journal it. You may be surprised at how much God does when we submit and hold each other accountable to change.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing! This was very encouraging:)