This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Exodus 34:6 (CEV)
Today, I am comforting myself with the idea that God is a patient God. It is time that I do this, because lately I’ve become quite frustrated with my actions.
Either I commit to myself that I will stop a bad habit, or I will start a new behavior. My frustration starts when I relapse, and ultimately fail at keeping my word to myself.
I also transfer my thinking to God. I think that if I’m frustrated with myself, He must really be frustrated with me!
When I turn to the Scriptures in search of someone who also had challenges mastering certain lessons, I look to Peter.
The Peter we learn about in the Gospels is very different from the Peter we come to know in the Book of Acts. By this time, the Holy Spirit is working in Peter’s life, and he is able to do great works as a result. Peter’s life is a perfect example of God’s love, forgiveness and patience.
I am also comforted in knowing that there is real truth in the concept – “progress not perfection.” This concept invites me to pick myself up after a fall with comfort, and not condemnation.
The Words that comfort me are, “I am the Lord God. I am merciful and very patient with my people.” Exodus 34:6 (CEV)
Tomorrow, let’s talk about renewal. Please share this reflection with others, as they also, desire to be inspired.
So today, remember, go easy on yourself. Progress, not perfection.