I was blessed this past week to be able to see my dad for a bit and talk to him about some things. One thing that we talked in depth about was living the best we could so that we’d have no regrets. I have been able to understand this concept a lot better in the past few months.
Living to the best of our ability doesn’t mean that we don’t make mistakes. In fact, we can be living the best we can and still make mistakes on an hourly basis. This doesn’t mean we haven’t done our best- it just means we have room to grow.
As we realize that we could have done things better, it is important to not let our mistakes make us feel like failures. If we compare ourselves now to the self we want to be, we will always feel incompetent and overwhelmed. It is alright to allow ourselves to make mistakes. When we take things one step at a time, we will be amazed at how far we will have progressed.
In the last couple weeks, I have felt myself becoming more Christ-like. I still make mistakes and get upset when I shouldn’t, but I’m starting to become more understanding of others. I’m seeing things from a less selfish perspective. I used to believe that people did things for selfish reasons, but now I realize that maybe they just aren’t as perceptive about their actions as those around them are.
I know that I still have a long way to go, but step by step I am working on becoming more Christ-like. Being on a mission really helps with that. Through serving others and trying to grow closer to God, I can feel His help and love and grace.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”- Philippians 4:13