“I’ve failed so many times before that I can’t try again. If I haven’t made any progress by this age then I’m hopeless. If I can’t do it perfectly then I’m not even going to try”.
Can you relate to these statements?
Oh friend, please know there is always hope.
There’s hope because God loves you and His help is available.
There’s hope because just one little change makes a difference.
There’s hope because you are never too old to make changes.
There’s hope because you don’t have to do things perfectly!
We need to embrace the concept of “imperfect progress”.
“There’s this beautiful thing called imperfect progress, slow steps of progress wrapped up in grace” Lysa TerKeurst
Imperfect progress means there will be days when the stress gets to us and we eat junk food to help us cope. Or days when we can’t even find 10 minutes to exercise.
Set backs are O.K.
But we won’t let that slip-up be the reason to quit and give up.
Imperfect progress means there will be some days when can choose fruit for dessert. Days when we take a long walk with a friend.
On those days – notice the progress!
We have hope when we embrace the concept of imperfect progress!
Remember our core verse: “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation
TODAY’S little STEP: Claim imperfect progress as your motto! Every little step makes a difference!
Every mountain is climbed one little step at a time!