A good plan violently executed today is better than a perfect plan executed next week. -General Patton
To confess, I have perfectionist tendencies. I want everything I touch to be done just right, exactly as it was meant to be. Sometimes that’s a great thing, it drives me to work harder and be more prepared. Other times, the perfectionist in me is just a little afraid to move. There are moments when I look at the project, I feel woefully unprepared, and I freeze.
It’s in those moments that I have to remember that it’s okay to not have all the answers, it’s okay to not be the most polished, and it’s okay to listen to the Spirit and just “wing it” a little.
Don’t hesitate because you are afraid you’ll mess up. Don’t stall because you think you need more time. Don’t give up because you’re afraid of how big the project seems. Don’t stand right at the edge of your calling, content to just look and dream.
As Oswald Chambers famously said, “Trust God, and do the next thing.”
You’re going to screw up…you’re going to drop the ball…you’re going to get embarrassed…because you’re human.
Don’t let all the fears and hang-ups of being human keep you from moving. Trust God, and do the next thing.
A friend often reminds me, “It’s easier to steer a moving vehicle than a stopped one.”