The world is filled with people who live in tomorrow. People who believe that it is easier to act tomorrow; that by tomorrow they will have been perfect, or the conditions will have changed, and so on. They forget that no matter what we do, where we do it, or when we start, we will never do it perfectly.” The time is never right for anything, just as the Bible says; “whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.”
No writer started out writing bestsellers. There is no artist whose first work was a masterpiece. Everyone who is doing great work or things now, didn’t do so at the beginning. They started doing small things until they became great. Every master was once an apprentice. “Before a salesman closes that big sale that puts him on top of the world for weeks, months, or even years, he suffers dozens of disappointments, rejections, and refusals”…but he never allowed those rejections to keep him down. He just kept knocking on the next door, and to the next, until he got his big break.
Having known this, we should stop striving for perfection, rather we should always put in our best efforts no matter how imperfect they may be, because “it is always better to try to succeed and fail, than to try to do nothing and succeed.” We also need to understand that our best efforts may not always be appreciated; there are people who will laugh at us, criticize us, mock us, scold us, jeer us, but not to worry, even Christ Himself suffered these things. No matter what we do, there will be somebody out there who wouldn’t be pleased by our best efforts, but our goals shouldn’t be to please anyone but to just do our best NOW.
Are you afraid of making mistakes? Of course when you act now, you will make mistakes. But who doesn’t make mistakes in life apart from the person who hasn’t tried anything? Who is perfect among us? Even the scriptures acknowledge our imperfections; “For we stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to control his whole body.” You see “we are by nature imperfect…as such the results we obtain are bound to be imperfect as well.” But imperfect results are better than no results at all.
Folks, “now is the only time that we have. It is our only negotiable currency. Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. It is only today that we may spend in the noble effort of using all the gifts that God gave us.”