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Becky is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, mom of three loud boys, and the Community and Editorial Manager for (in)courage. She loves writing about anxiety, motherhood, and the kindness of God. Long naps, shady trails, and a good book make her really happy.

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  1. So timely for me. I need to remember no matter how much I mess up, and I do so often, God still loves me. This Sunday, I am (others too) supposed to share some thoughts at worship based on an excerpt my pastor gave me. It is extremely challenging and after a week of reading the passage, I am still not sure I understand. I will keep this in mind that I am not looking to make a mess of this, but if it happens God will still love me. Amen!

  2. I have struggled with perfectionism my whole life. Definitely my own worst critic, beating myself up for any mistake and questioning my words. I have relaxed a lot since retiring, so there is hope. But the struggle is real. And I’m sure it is true that God would have us move on, learn from the missteps and keep going, following Him. Have a wonderful day!

    • Ahhh I love your mama ❤️
      Good Word again I read today from the blessed (in)courage family..
      Thanks Becky.. I’m needing this today even still at 65 years young❣️

  3. All that comes to me after reading this is THANK YOU! I have been having a month of feeling I have failed as a human. Thank you for reminding me I am loved,I am human so I will make mistakes,but that doesn’t mean I’ve failed at being a child of God. I havent missed out in his Mercy. God bless you and all your readers.

  4. Oh Becky, those were just the words my tired, weary heart needed to hear. And truth be told, I didn’t even realize it. He is so good that way.
    Thank you for being open and honest with us all in your sharing.

  5. Thank you Becky, perfectionism can surround us sometimes and pull us down for unrealistic reasons. So comforting tp hear that we all make mistakes, and we are human. Take deep breaths and realize God does not expect perfection. Each day and each moment are meant to be lived in joy without the pressure of perfection … a much needed read today … God love’s us as we are Thankyou.

  6. Becky, this really spoke to my heart! Failure is a tough little monster. But we have a big God in our corner. Let’s not forget.

  7. Becky, wonderful reminder. I recently did some short videos for someone. They didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped. Growth for me was to send them anyway. My schedule was full and to redo them didn’t guarantee they’d be better. But it would take valuable time away from my family and another project.

  8. I made such a mess online and on the phone trying to order pizza for my family last night! My oldest teenager was right there witnessing Mama not holding it together to well, and looking so foolish in my eyes. After my son helped me get everything ironed out, I apologized for being such a mess. I apologized a few times actually cause I felt so ridiculous afterwards. My son continued to say….Mom we are all a mess sometimes. This really didn’t help my pride much at the time. I continued to hold onto my messy mistake. But after reading this my mindset has changed. It is good that he saw me like that…imperfect and messy and very human! I am all these things, and Jesus loves me no matter what. I want my children to see in me, that perfection is not the goal……loving Jesus and expecting His love….is the goal for me here on this sin filled earth. Praise God for His timely encouragements for each of us. Thank you Becky.

  9. Becky,

    Jesus used imperfect people to spread His gospel. The Samaritan woman was His evangelist, Rahab-prostitute-helped the spies, Peter denied Christ three times. Yet God used & loved them despite their imperfections. No one down here is perfect. Each of us has faults, but God can still use us. My today self wants to tell my yesterday that life will go on despite any & all mistakes, miss turns, or failures. Actually failures are a good thing. They teach us lessons. Don’t worry or fret about past mishaps, wrong turns, etc. Just remember that God loves you no matter what! Keep plugging along & allow God’s love into your heart!!!

    Blessings 🙂