Have you ever felt like your BEST just wasn’t GOOD ENOUGH? If you are human, I know you have felt that way. We all do!
A good friend of mine had their second baby this week. There are so many exciting things about having a new baby. If I’m being honest, terrifying might be a better word than exciting. I think the most terrifying moment occurs when your stressful stay at the hospital comes to an end. I can remember that terrifying moment like it was yesterday.
For three days you have an army of professional nurses and doctors working to make sure this baby is alive and thriving. Then the moment of truth comes and they send you home. You walk out to the same car that you drove to the Hospital. All of a sudden this car that has been just fine for years is now a potential death trap for this small fragile life. You realize in that moment, from this point on there are no doctors, or nurses. It’s just YOU! This is your moment of truth, this is your moment of adulting and it is terrifying! All you have in this moment, is your best.
I’ve had three babies now. I mean, my wife has had three babies. I contributed very little to their development after conception until birth. True as that may be, three times now I’ve experienced that terrific and terrifying moment when you leave the hospital. I can tell you that the third time was not nearly as scary as the first. I guess sometime between baby one and three I got a little better at adulting and parenting? My best at baby three was so much better than my best with baby one.
I guess that day by day, sleepless night after sleepless night, sickness after sickness, diaper after diaper, ever bump and scrape and tear was making my best better. It didn’t happen all at once. It didn’t happen over night. Slowly, consistently and sometime barely perceptively I got better. Today I’m a better adult and a better Dad than I used to be. Each and everyday all I had was my best and I guess it was enough.
You may not be bringing a new baby home this weekend, but I bet there is something at work or at home with your spouse or kids that you feel completely inadequate to accomplish. In your mind you dream about what life could be if you could be strong enough, smart enough, loving enough or adult enough to do it right. But right now, all you have is YOUR BEST! Your best in this moment is all you have and all you can do. Your best today might not be enough for the challenges of next week, but today isn’t next week, today is today and today needs your best! My Dad has always taught me, “Do you best and leave the rest and trust God with the results”.
We find this truth multiples times throughout the scriptures. “Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed of,” 2 Tim 2:15
Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Col 3:23
Today, do your best in whatever terrifying challenge or situation you face. Do your best and before you know it, Day by day, sleepless night after sleepless night, sickness after sickness, diaper after diaper, with ever bump, scrape and tear you will be making your best better. It won’t happen all at once. It won’t happen over night. Slowly, consistently and sometime barely perceptively your best will become better. You will become a better Dad, Mom, brother, Sister, student, son, daughter, friend and child of God.
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