So often I get caught up in day-to-day life trying to make a “perfect” life for my children, run a “perfect” home, lead a “perfect” marriage, be a “perfect” friend and a “perfect” employee – all of this work leads to frustration when perfection (in the world’s eyes) is not attained. One would think that after years of walking with the Lord, I would realize that perfection is not attainable in my own efforts.
I must become less.
Galations 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
It is not I who live. It is not I who should be leading my children. It is not I who leads our home. It is not I who leads our marriage. It is not I who has blessed my friendships. It is not I who works.
It is not I. Well, it should not be I.
I must become less. I must give reigns to Christ. This is the key to stress-free living. (Perhaps, I should share this with the next audience on The Doctors.)