This past weekend, I got to have my grandson, Walter, come and stay with us! Now, I am going to say that there is nothing like being his “Honey” and that we have a pretty awesome time when we are together!
This weekend, when he woke up from his nap (yes I take one when he does!), he walked straight into the playroom and dumped all the puzzle pieces of every puzzle I own onto the floor. And loved every minute of it!!! He “helped” me make breakfast and we made a royal mess, but it sure was fun! We went fishing and he caught his very first fish, but we sure did get mighty dirty doing that too!
And yet, even though we made a mess wherever we went, I didn’t care, because of the fun we were having, the memories we were making, and the wonder my grandson was experiencing! It was a blast!
Proverbs 14:4 says this in the Passion translation: “The only clean stable is an empty stable. So if you want the work of an ox and to enjoy abundant harvest, you’ll have a mess or two to clean up!”
There were seasons in my life where I was so obsessed with perfection: the perfect look, the perfect home, etc. It was exhausting and was absolutely no fun. The joy was completely sucked out of my life trying to be everything everyone else wanted me to be. They may have been happy but I was miserable.
A perfectionist mentality is a paralyzing mentality.
Being so caught up in perfection, we can become paralyzed from enjoying life, experiencing new things, and adventuring in abundant life! Whether it is in your business, your personal walk, your family, or your relationships, don’t be so concerned about it all being perfect and miss out on the blessings and growth that comes when things get a little messy!
As the Scripture says, if a farmer wants an abundant harvest, he is going to have to own an ox to till the soil. That ox in a stable will be messy as he eats, sleeps, and poops! BUT, the mess is worth it, because of the fruit it brings in the future!
So it is in our lives. Don’t get so paralyzed in the “everything has to be perfect” mentality that you miss the joy and blessings in this life! Be reminded today that sometimes the mess is required to bring the blessing!!!
Sometimes the mess is required to bring the blessing!
You are loved,