If you’ve ever spent any time with me, you’ve probably heard me offer the words, “Don’t be so hard on yourself.”
See? I know about this statement from first-hand experience. Oh, I know. There are those that just aren't hard on themselves. Maybe they have a lazy streak, or don’t have personal standards to achieve. Or maybe they’re just someone with a completely calm and easy-going personality and submissive nature. That’s not who I’m talking about.
You know who you are. You’re the over-achiever. You’re the one who has the bar raised pretty high, and when you get there, well, you move it even higher.
Here’s the deal. When we do that to ourselves…we also tend to apply that standard to others. Usually, to those we love most. (“It was pretty good, but it could have been better.”)
Are you that person?
If you recognize these tendencies in yourself, consider offering yourself some grace. If you’ll think about it, you may be reaching for heights that God hasn’t even asked of you.
So, take my advice…”Don’t be so hard on yourself”.
Receive some grace for yourself…then offer it to those around you.
Receive and experience the amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, deep, deep within yourselves.
Are you hard on yourself?