How Much Does God Really Expect from You?

Something our pastor said got me thinking about today’s word-of-the-week…

BEST

The preacher said, “We must do our best to…”

I wondered how much God really expects from me. It seems like a lot of people get buried in the notion that God expects perfection, or at least some level of superhuman performance. They give up because they know they can’t measure up.

I think the pastor was exactly right…in two ways. All God expects is my best. He takes my messed-up, less-than-perfect efforts and uses them to accomplish His purposes.

But there’s another side to the equation. He expects my BEST—good enough isn’t good enough.

Sometimes I don’t even try because I’m afraid I’ll fall short. But God doesn’t care about that.

It’s Monday. Maybe it’s a good week to give God my best and let Him take care of the results.

Have a great week.

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