Week 13 — Progress NOT Perfection

Never did I imagine that Mark was right.  During our lesson this week, Mark said that we would need to be careful because this week is one known to be filled with broken promises.  Being one that, up until this week, could count on little more than one hand the number of times I have missed my coveted readings and sits including on my cruise vacation, I scoffed at the idea that I might fall off the MKMMA wagon.  Yet, here I am.  Thankfully, I have not missed an entire day; however, honestly, I must admit that I have been less than normally diligent.

I could blame outside forces — finishing out homeschool honors final exams for our youngest son, decorating, shopping, gift wrapping, family visiting (although they did enjoy my shapes and colors), traveling, cramming patient appointments into fewer days, sheer exhaustion — but the fact of the matter is that I am responsible for my future self’s best interest.  Am I disappointed, somewhat.  Am I mad at myself, not really.  The desire for perfection is something I have shed long ago from much self work and study of God’s word.

Sanctification is the life-long process of becoming more and more like Christ.  Right there I know that perfection is not an expectation or even an option.  What it tells me is that maintaining direction and aspiring for progress is EXACTLY where I should be.  I find peace and joy knowing that I am am on the right path and following my compass.

A gift in all this, I see how ingrained it has become because I heard the echos of all of the teachings throughout my week.  I persist.  I win.

I pray that each of you is experiencing the same peace and joy now and always.  Merry Christmas, y’all!

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12 thoughts on “Week 13 — Progress NOT Perfection

  1. masterkeyrea

    Pamela, I can so relate to busy. WOW I’m leaving this morning for 4 days with My Wonderful Wife Raphaela, I asked her if I can keep my promise to do this reading and commenting on the Blogs. I am so Grateful I did, You and so many others are hitting a spot and digging out of it. I read what you said here but the feeling I got is that you are one Powerful woman adding to this world. Your Spirit is Perfect already. I am happy we are on this Journey and the same Path with so many. You as well Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year for all………………………

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      1. masterkeyrea

        Pamela, Thank you also, The trip was so rewarding I have a hard time putting words to all that happened and lessons. I’ve not seen this friend for a year. The Fear is use to have is gone, The Love in me has taken over. I can truly be with people like when I was a child and just enjoy the time together.

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  2. thevacationlifestyle

    Your post brought tears to my eyes. I was reminded of our perfection in Christ and not on our own. I really felt like I let myself down this last week and I was not even sure how it happened. As the week started things were great until Thursday and slowly my disciplines became less and less. However, now too I am finding peace and joy through your words of encouragement. Thank you for your commitment to the process and your authenticity in what you shared. I have been truly blessed.

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  3. robertmasterkey

    Your fight the same struggles as I read all of us are fighting. Your persistence is the key. The law of growth always works, /thanks for sharing openly.

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