We Don't Have to Be Perfect
So what is it that makes us try? Why are we convinced that the world will end if we screw up? It won't. And yet still, we push ourselves to be perfect friends, perfect workers, perfect Christians, perfect, perfect, perfect. And then the downfall, when we inevitably screw things up and prove ourselves decidedly not perfect. Again.
So what? Show me a human who never made a mistake and I'll show you Jesus. The rest of us can never hope to live up to Him. I'm not saying we shouldn't try to be as Christlike as possible. Just ease up a bit. The world will still go around if there's a few typos in your blog or a few stray meals in your car. Easier said than done, I know. But we're only human after all.
And you know what? God still loves us even when we get things wrong. Cause if He didn't, He wouldn't have anyone that He could. Fix your mistakes when you can, but after you've done that, let go of it. What's the point of making yourself miserable, there are so many more fun things you can do with your life!