Have you been there before? The feeling of running from one thing to another (literally, mentally, or both)? The feeling of living on auto-pilot or survival mode for just a little bit too long? I've been there friend, but I truly believe we are not meant to stay there.
My children are one of the main ways God speaks to me these days - both through their tantrums and their pure and innocent hearts. How many times have I fussed at God because he said "no" or "not yet," or in his kindness he protected me, but I viewed it as confining instead of a blessing?
I wonder how our relationship with the Father would change if we related to Him in the manner in which we're trying to teach our children to relate to us? Acknowledging that He knows more than we do, coming to Him when we need help or when we messed up, accepting that when he asks us to wait that there is a loving purpose.
For years, I thought perfection was a prerequisite to progress. But, I've learned that perfectionism actually inhibits progress. The pursuit of perfection was paralyzing. It made me feel " stuck."
The pursuit of perfection leads to paralysis, but seeking progress leads to purpose. Consciously decide to value your progress over perfection. Focusing on excellence is healthy; pursuing perfection is not.