If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
There’s no telling how many times I heard that growing up. For most of my life I understood “doing it right” as “doing it perfectly”. I’m beginning to understand it a little differently these days.
Paul said in I Corinthians 10:31, “Therefore, whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for God’s glory.” This resolve is not a call to perfectionism. Rather, it is a call to “whatever you do”, bring the very best of yourself, your divinely given set of qualities, to accomplish those tasks sufficiently and in a way that brings Him glory.
My dad lives this kind of wholehearted devotion. No task is ever too regular, mundane, or ritualistic. He never saves the best of himself for some later, more important, job. He never does anything halfway. If he agrees to help you out, you can be sure you’ll get everything J.C. has to give. He doesn’t sit around waiting for someone else. He’s not striving for perfection. He’s not even striving to out-do someone else. He just always shows up with his A game and trusts that God will help him do what needs to be done.
Happy Father’s Day, daddy.
I’m blessed to have three good men in my life. Besides my daddy, I’m married to good man who is also a great father, and I have a wonderful father-in-law.
I love this recent photo below of all of us together. Such good memories.