All or nothing. Do you ever feel that way too? Like, if you are going to do something then it has to be done PERFECTLY or it’s not worth doing at all. Or is that just me?
I am striving to adopt a new motto, “Good enough is good enough.”
Enough is such an interesting word.
How do we know when we have reached the elusive state of “enough?” How do you find that sweet spot of being comfortable with who you are and your stage in life, but nevertheless always trying to improve? The line between acceptance and growth is a wiggly one.
Today, I re-read a favorite scripture that has changed the way I think about enough.
Mosiah Chapter 14:
3He is adespised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4Surely he has aborne our bgriefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But he was awounded for our btransgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are chealed.
I had always thought that use of “we” meant us, as in, everyone one of us who is imperfect and has had to rely upon the atonement. But today I was thinking about “we” as in my Savior and myself.
Alone, I can never be enough. If I reach as far as I can, and do as much as I can, I had always thought that the Savior would just make up the difference. But now, I think it is so much more than that. It’s not about what I can do plus what He can do; it’s really about what WE can do together.
Whew, kind of heavy for a blog post. But that is what I was thinking about today, so I wanted to share.