12 Days of Christmas: Day 6 – Give Yourself Grace
…my blogger friends gave to me: The permission to Finish
I had a plan. A plan to post for twelve consecutive days to encourage others to start fresh in 2015. God had a different plan. Twin B got sick and keeping up with posting took a back seat to being a mom. As Twin B was on the mend I picked up posting again, albeit a couple of days behind on the “12 Days of Christmas” theme. So I planned to do two days per day for a couple of days to catch up. But again, God had a different plan. Twin A caught whatever his brother had. Good to see they can share sometimes.
So here I am, on the night of the 9th Day of Christmas, posting Day 6.
In the past, I would be berating myself about only being three days into the new year and already deviating from my plans. But not this year. My One Word for 2015 is FINISH. Although the word doesn’t overtly imply grace, it is a grace filled word. Until very recently I allowed the lie of perfection to dictate what I would or would not accomplish. Let’s be honest, it was usually the latter. If I couldn’t do it exactly the way I envisioned it, or how I thought others expected it to be, I didn’t do it at all. Or I would start it, see that it wasn’t going to be perfect, then stop.
FINISH gives me the permission to give myself the grace to do just that, finish what I’ve started. Regardless of the outcome. So, I intend to finish the “12 Days of Christmas” posts, even if it takes me 30 days to do it. I also plan on finishing a ridiculously long list of books that I started but put down.
What is one thing you need to give yourself the grace to finish?