Last week I revisited the movie War Room. I also chatted with a few of my friends and the same lesson kept resonating with me over and over. In the movie, the main character could never get her prayers together because she was too busy looking for the perfect chair. Because she could not get comfortable she could not fulfill her purpose which was to be in prayer. I found myself doing the same thing when I set up my office space, my bedroom, my war room. It was crazy. Everything had to be just so and in the end I had wasted time, something that I can never go back and get again. I have spent so much time setting up documents and forms and making sure they were aesthetically pleasing that I never used them and in essence wasted my time. No one else was going to see the form or even use the form but I allowed the simplicity of a heading color to waste my time. It was more important for me to create the form and actually USE IT than it was for me to spend hours looking for the right shade of magenta! Now, I am not saying that presentation does not matter because I am very big of first impressions however perfection is not the goal here, getting the task completed is. Does this make sense? I pray it does.
This week let’s not get caught up in the superficiality of presentation and perfection, allowing that to keep us from reaching our goal, purpose, to do list, etc.
Thank you for giving us a spirit of excellence. We want everything that we do to give you glory and frankly, we don’t want our offering to you to be sloppy or tacky. Teach us how to not allow our desire for excellence to become a deterrent from our purpose, which is to get it done. Help us to discern when we need to press pass our desire to be sloppy, lazy, lackadaisical, and when we need to present excellent work. Lead us and guide us….