We’ve all been there.
Wanting to have every piece in place, every ‘t’ crossed and ‘i’ dotted. No mistakes, broken links or overlooked something.
That’s admirable and wonderful and totally understandable.
But sometimes you have to decide that it’s time and just go for it!
Imagine if Moses had waited until he was ready before going to talk to Pharaoh.
What if Joseph had decided he couldn’t do his thing until he was in a better position (like, not in prison!)
Suppose Mary had said, “I’m still just a child myself. I can’t have a kid!”
There are times when waiting and praying and resting and being still are the right things to do.
There are times when stumbling forward and just doing something is foolish.
But there comes a time when God says go. Do it. Move already!
Us faith folk can get ourselves into a right old pickle, trying to figure out if it’s the right time or not. We can’t see the big picture and yet we believe in a God who does, and really try to have all the pieces in place so that our stuff can line up with his stuff.
And that’s fine and admirable but you know what? It also causes us to spend a lot less time doing.
What if we woke up each morning and said, “hiya God. Fab new day. What can we do today?” and then, because most of us don’t have him on speed dial or iMessage, we do the very next best thing and move forward, one step at a time, trying stuff and seeing what happens?
Because sometimes we know what we should be doing next and we just don’t do it.
Sometimes we can have a thing listed as “number 1 priority for the week” and yet still get all the way to Friday and find we’re not ready.
What if you’re never ready? What if you can’t foresee every possible scenario and you will always overlook something?
What if, sometimes, it’s about deciding that ‘done’ is better than ‘perfect’?
And no, I’m not suggesting you just throw stuff together and put it out there, typos and errors and all.
Read through stuff, sure.
But ‘done’ is better than ‘perfect’. Every time.
Are you ready? Let’s go!
P.S. I have my own ‘done’ is better than ‘perfect’ example. It’s called “The 25 Gifts of Christmas” and you can signup for free here: http://the25giftsofChristmas.com
P.P.S. Nope, it’s not perfect yet either 😉