The Little Victories
It's easy to feel like we aren’t doing enough. It’s a lie the Devil feeds to us over and over again. You may hear whispers saying you aren’t doing enough because of reasons such as: you haven’t gotten an internship yet, you chose to go to bed early instead of studying, you only did 5 out of the million things on your to-do list, you couldn’t make that lunch you scheduled with your friend, you haven’t visited home in a while, you don’t know what you’re doing with your life. We translate all of these things into failures and it's easy to believe we haven’t done enough, aren’t doing enough, and are never going to do enough.
Well guess what? You are doing enough! Instead of counting all the things that have yet to be done, celebrate what’s already been done! You woke up this morning. Maybe you did something to make somebody else smile. Even if you only got 1 thing on your list done- that's something to be proud of! We get so caught up in the big picture of things, we forget to celebrate the little wins along the way.
Take this opportunity to write down some things that you’ve accomplished. What are you proud of? What has God helped you overcome today? Use this as a tool to acknowledge that you are doing enough.
Don’t believe me? Take a look in the Bible. Zephaniah 3:17 reads, “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Let's take a deeper look into this verse. It says the Lord delights in you. He does not rebuke you, but rejoices over you. We have the tendency to be even harder on ourselves than God is. He’s not up in heaven disappointed that we aren’t doing enough. No, He is with you every moment. He is pleased with you, and delighted to call you his child.
When the weight of the world seems like too much to bear, and there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day, remember these aren’t your burdens to bear. 1 Peter 5:7 reads, “Cast your cares on Him, for He cares for you.” God is the only one who knows your future. It is only our job to take it day by day. Ask God what you can do today to make it to tomorrow, leave the rest up to Him, and don’t forget to count every step along the way as a little victory.