“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8

Right now, most of us find ourselves attempting to navigate uncharted waters. Our routines are upside down, responsibilities are scrambled, and living hour by hour is unsettling. There’s a new take on the news every hour, everything feels so divided, and jobs look completely different than they did last month, if they’re even still there. We’re forced to keep extra plates spinning in our already full hands.

With expectations pressing in from every side, as we add more and more, it’s easy to be buried under the weight of it all. We see what others are doing and wonder if we’re doing enough? Am I good enough?

We’re asking the wrong questions. Friend, we will never be enough to meet the demands of the world. And thankfully, that’s not the standard we’re held to.

God isn’t asking for perfection. He’s asking for our presence. He is walking with us as we seek to do the right thing, in kindness and humility.

In our jobs.

In our families.

In our communities.

In our staying home.

In our social media interactions.

What if we threw off the inferred expectations of the people around us and looked to Jesus instead? What does it look like for YOU, right now, right where you are, to do what is right, with kindness and a humble heart?

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12 Comments

staceypardoe · at 9:07 am

What a gift these words are to me today. This is the same Word that has been resonating in my heart for months! May we be present to our lives, setting aside that gnawing desire for perfection!

    Melissa · at 2:40 pm

    Grateful you stopped by, Stacey. This was for my heart first and foremost. Praying for you on the journey!

Mandy Farmer · at 2:44 pm

OH, that we would keep our eyes on Jesus rather than the chaos around us.

    Melissa · at 5:11 pm

    Yes, Mandy! I need this reminder about every hour!

Michele Morin · at 8:38 am

I have worked hard at this truth, it seems for all my mothering life. I remember writing the word “be” in my planner just to remind me!

    Melissa · at 9:06 am

    Michele – it sounds so simple, but it takes so much intentionality. Blessings!

jerralea · at 9:37 am

This makes me think of Emily Freeman’s phrase, “Just do the next right thing.” May I keep my eyes on Him while I’m doing it!

    Melissa · at 9:49 am

    YES! One little step at a time! Grateful for the reminder, friend!

Theresa Boedeker · at 8:33 pm

Love your title. What a great reminder. Our eyes need to be on Him and loving others.

    Melissa · at 6:23 am

    So glad you stopped by, Theresa! Blessings!

Lisa notes... · at 1:43 pm

Yes! Isn’t this what we want from our own family as well? We want their presence with us more than their perfection. I’m so glad God is pleased with us sitting in his presence instead of being perfect. Great post! Glad you linked up at Grace & Truth.

    Melissa · at 4:59 pm

    Me too, Lisa – grateful for such a wonderful Father!

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