Sometimes we wait for that perfect time in our life to do that thing we have always wanted to do. To go after that dream we always have had. The problem is that often perfect doesn’t come – so we wait a lifetime for that one moment, yet that moment never happens. You know the excuses (I have them alphabetically memorized), we rhyme them off all the time. I’ll do it when I have more money, when my bills are all paid, when I am less busy, when my kids are older, when I am in a relationship, when I get a better job, etc. So we sit back, and time and our dreams start to fade.
Perfect never comes, but we still wait.
I’ll be honest, I like to wait for perfect. I wrap myself up with the cozy quilt of comfortableness and I just stay there. Currently, I have some writing that I know I need to do but I’m waiting for the perfect little writing spot in my house. I have it cleared it out. I have some of the decor already. I have a plan. But I’ve convinced myself that nothing can happen until I am sitting in the creative spot of my dreams (with my non-existent budget). No words can flow from my imagination in any other space. I’m just wrapped up waiting for perfect and it’s a great excuse.
But waiting is getting so boring.
I want to be about pursuing.
Who wants to be cozy all the time?
Pursuing our dreams is all about activating what is inside of us. It is taking that step into the unknown. It is trusting in our Maker, and in ourselves. It involves sacrifice, it involves determination, it requires us to work hard, it’s not always cozy and warm. It doesn’t wait for perfection, it makes the most of reality.
Pursuing is living with faith even when things look less than perfect.
I’ve decided that I’m no longer waiting for perfect. Perfect doesn’t exist. I’m breaking the self-inflicted pressure off of me. Waiting for my Pinterest inspired desk space can’t control my creativity. The perfect temperature outside no longer determine my health. The perfect schedule won’t affect my relationships. The mess in my house shouldn’t rule my hospitality. The struggles in my life won’t change my goals. I’m throwing off the cozy quilts.
I don’t need to be perfect.
You don’t need to be perfect.
Perfect is over-rated.
When we wait for perfection, we accomplish nothing.
What we pursue in reality, we are planting in faith.
Sow in the wind.
Reap in the rain.
Stop waiting for perfect.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 (TLB)
If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.