This quote by Mahatma Gandhi made me really look at myself in a new way. None of us are always strong or wise. No matter how hard you work on yourself there will be times you can't get off the couch.
I had one of those days yesterday. It seems as though I've had quite a few of them these past couple months. Could it be the very act of working on myself? Maybe. Could it be the lack of progress? Maybe. OR, could it be a combination of those things piled on top of everyday responsibility and disappointment? Likely.
Sometimes I just need to be kind to myself and realize, I'm human. Every journey has setbacks, detours and road blocks. This one is no different. Proverbs 16:9 ESV "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps."
One thing I know for sure is; God has a plan and the fact that life is not a success only journey is part of it. If we were to be successful at everything we attempted, we would be weak, spoiled and most likely haughty and arrogant. It is the "failures" that teach us the way to success. It is in the disappointments, hurts and setbacks we become strong.
Today, I know enough, to know I don't know much. Today, I recognize I am fallible. Today, I can have compassion for myself and go on. Fantasizing the freedom to be weak and not beat myself up for it.