When is good enough, good enough?
By GARY ANDREWS
For many years I have heard the expression “that is good enough.”
How good is good enough?
Many times my wife has told me the task I was doing that I had done it “good enough”. My reply to her was that I don’t want to do it good enough, I want to do it right!
So many times in our lives and, especially, in our daily living we are accepting jobs and completion of projects as being good enough but not complete or exactly right.
Where is the line being drawn on when we decipher something as being good enough especially when it is not completed or right? Why has our acceptance level come down from the point of perfection to a wordly standard? Have we all gotten in such a hurry that time is dictating to us on what is right or good enough?
What do we not understand about the ten commandments? They are simple, straight forward, and to the point. God has told us and taught us through His Son Jesus Christ that the only way to have eternal life is through a sin-confessed relationship with Jesus. We sin, He forgives if we ask Him and our heart becomes changed with the purity of Jesus’ message. It is not we sin, He forgives us and we do not have a conversion experience within our heart. This is not good enough!
The first commandment tells us, “You shall have no other gods before me.” How many of us really obey this commandment? Too many of us put wordly values and treasures ahead of God and then go to church on Sunday, saying that this is good enough. No, it’s not!
“Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.” What a far cry we are from this commandment. Look around you and then examine yourself, do we really obey this commandment? No, we don’t!
One more commandment that has really gotten lopsided is, “Honor your father and your mother.” For us to do this the family unit has to be in tact. With so many unwed pregnancies in the world today, is it a wonder that this commandment has gone awry?
Good enough is never good enough! God tells us the truth and what we have to do to reap the benefits of eternal life. Listen to His quiet still voice and you will be amazed at what He is telling you.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for another day of life. I pray that I will be in tune with you and not with the world. Guide me in the direction that I should go. Amen.
(Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Exodus 20:1-17; Monday - James 2:1-13; Tuesday - Romans 3:9-20; Wednesday - Psalm 1:1-6; Thursday - Ecclesiastes 5:1-20; Friday - Matthew 16:13-19; Saturday - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.)
Gary Andrews is the author of “Encouraging Words – 30 days in God’s Word” an uplifting devotional book leading into a daily journey. To obtain a copy of his book visit his website at www.gadevotionals.com or stop by the Yazoo Herald for an autographed copy.