So I screwed up.  I’ve been strong in my regular Monday, Tuesday, Thursday blogging schedule this week, but the end of last week and this week I’ve been weak sauce.  On top of that, I’ve been downing myself over missing my blogging goals, because it’s an integral part of my strategy.

Wednesday night around 10:45 Nancy said, “You don’t have to get a post up tonight, the world’s not gonna  end.”  I actually replied, “I know the world won’t end, but my business will!”

#dramaqueen.  Puh-leeeze.  Gag me.

I’m back in the saddle, and will do better next time, but getting behind and failing at catching up to my man-made standards made me remember a few truths.

1) I’m thankful for the Gospel.  That’s what it’s all about.  We can’t measure up all the time.  At some point we fail, but there is someone perfect, who measured up for us, so we don’t have to get it right every time.

2) We answer to God, not man.  Man-made standards (even self-imposed ones) are not binding, God’s Word is.

3) When you have the opportunity, it’s good to err on the side of grace.  Grace for yourself, grace for others, grace all around.  It’s smoother, and I believe that it’s how God handles us, with lots of grace.

4) Sometimes, your biggest enemy is between your ears.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book and sermon series Crash The Chatterbox by Steven Furtick and Elevation Church.  It’s a powerful series based on the idea that the voices we listen to will determine the future we experience.  Which voices are you listening to?

Thankful for a reality check, getting re-centered and refocused.  Now, to run hard for the end of the week, enjoy the weekend, and start fresh with a new week.  I wish the same for you.