My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Very Good Is Not What You Need

I have a confession to make. It surprised me.


I use very good things as excuses to avoid doing the things I should be doing.

Maybe you are always learning about writing instead of actually doing it.

It could be spending all your time finding the perfect organizing tools instead of actually going through stuff and putting it away.

Maybe it’s reading about all the diets to find the ‘best’ one instead of making good food choices.

(For your information, I’m guilty of all three examples.)

There are things I know I am called to do. I might not know the details, but somewhere deep in my heart I know that I should be doing it. So I start trying to learn more, figure it out, get control. It may not seem all that bad, but I seem to let the resources get in the way of doing what I know I should. I let the learning take over the doing. All this in my feeble attempt to control something that I am not supposed to have control over.

Yes, there is a time to learn. But if that is true, we must also accept the fact that there is a time to get it done. There’s a time to close the book and actually do the work.

Otherwise we are using good things to keep us from the best things.

And I know we both want the best.

About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

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