Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment. It will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse and regret.
Sunday morning I woke up feeling ill. As the day progressed, I spiraled even further until I could barely function. The simplest tasks were arduous to accomplish and I wondered how I ever accomplish hard tasks like walking downstairs. Well, okay, that’s an exaggeration; but I felt pretty crummy.
My best on Sunday was very different than my best on Monday and even different than my best on Tuesday. When I learn to recognize that and allow myself to accept my limitations, whatever might be the cause, I am a better human being.
Taking this concept one step further, it helps me to give grace to others when I don’t make assumptions, but always believe that others are doing their best and their best also varies from day to day.
17And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.Colossians 3:17
Every day the sun greets me differently. In northern Indiana, it sometimes doesn’t show up at all. Other days, it is bright, shiny and casts sparkles and light throughout my home. I am grateful every day for the sun, even when I can’t see it because it’s always there and I will see it again.
Like the amount of sun, my abilities, energy and responsibilities vary by day. Every day I am grateful and do my best, even when it is less than I expect. I am not called to DO, I am called to BE!
How about you? Do you find your best varies from day-to-day? How easily do you flow with those changes? Perhaps this agreement is for you!
Always do your best!