My followers/friends over there are pretty reliable, and chimed in with their responses.
* Just keep on swimming. And ask for help ;)
* Depends on the context. If your best isn't good enough for a certain person then move along because there will be plenty of people that know you are good enough. If
in reference to certain job or task and your best isn't good enough then you either have to step your game up or choose a different path that you know you can be the best at!
* I rely on Christ who lives in me.. There is no best of me ( personally ) the flesh profits nothing 😊
* Keep putting one foot in front of the other!!
* Gods hands. Put it there.
* I think you keep working at it....like improving your tennis game...my best today is not my best tomorrow because I am growing and changing.....It just isn't easy.
* You're always doing your best
* You cant please all the people all the time chose the ones with less baggage
* Depends how important it is to me. If very: I bust my ass to get better. If not at all:
* I look at it as to who is looking at it... I always try to do my best. I have to trust myself to do my best. If it is for someone else, there will be times, when it doesn't happen to be the best, but I tried. I look at someone and try to think they did their best. I look at the inside of me first.
* Drink another cup of coffee, put on my ass kicking boots, and keep trucking (and then call Barb because her attitude is better than mine and she always helps put things in perspective!) ;)
* Keep trying
* Sometimes in life no matter how hard you try you just can't win for losing, on those days you can get mad or upset or you can sit back and take a deep breath and say damn 2nd place ain't bad I'll get first next time
* Not good enough for whom? For a paying job? Then maybe ask the employer to pay for skills training/classes. For a boyfriend? Maybe trade up if a better model. For God? Get used to it - none us are ever good enough and that is why Jesus died for us.
There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with doing our best, and wanting to do our best ... we are supposed to do our best.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men ... Col 3:23
As I get older, I am learning I simply cannot please everybody ... no matter how hard I try ... and I am also learning the HARD way that the harder I try, the bigger fool I seem to make of myself.
Even God can't please everybody ... only a fool would try to do what God can't do.
Making a fool of yourself is not fun at all, and fearing what other's think of you ... being constantly stressed over not measuring up to someone else's standards ... is a sad trap.
The fear of man brings a snare .... (Proverbs 29:25)
We all want to be liked. We want to impress people. To be aware of another’s perception of us is actually a refined and powerful ability. I fail miserably. Those who couldn’t care less about what others think about them are probably in lots of relational trouble. But, where is the line between caring what people think and being obsessed with others' perception of us? What if we care so much that we give up our true self, our personality, in an attempt to positively manipulate another's view of us? The result is devastating, and exhausting.
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! (Luke 6:26)
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? (Galatians 1:10)
I really dream of being a perfect, virtuous woman. I always fall short. It will always be a dream. I found a little gem nestled within that passage when I read through it tonight.
"Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come."
I need to stop fretting over trying to be the "best" in someone else's eyes ... I will never be perfect. But I am perfect for someone.
I need to find my own strength, and honor, and in time I will be able to rejoice.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the Word of Truth. (II Tim 2:15)
My best IS good enough. It's ME. Can I have an amen ... who's with me :)