Before I share, I have a confession to make. Sometimes I avoid community. Recently, I reached out to someone and admitted I bypassed an opportunity to connect with an entrepreneurial community. I just didn’t feel like it.
I don’t always share my feelings very well; especially when it comes to expressing my feelings of inadequacy. Sometimes I do not feel that I am enough! Usually, my honesty is met by gasps, surprised looks, and well-meaning words.
This week I created a not fair list to God. Believe it or not, the list was not my idea. I was staring at a blank sheet of paper and then heard pretty clearly, “Write your list.” For those of you who are wondering if God spoke with a booming voice or with a thunderous sound as in the Ten Commandments movie, He did not.
Our lives are the sum total of what we have experienced. I have been reading about healing from a wounded spirit. As a burden bearer, one that genuinely empathizes with others, there are some areas of my life that need attention. One is my ability to connect with other people.
In our daily meetings, we try to make the “perfect” impression. We want our encounters to be memorable. We want to make a lasting impression on others. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be our best. Many of us take this need to be perfect and turn it into something it is not. We make perfection our gold standard for a job well done.