113. When Good Is The Enemy Of Great

by | Oct 3, 2023 | Podcast

Daily we make numerous decisions, some to do good things, and others to do great things. And sometimes we don’t know the difference until we make the decision, am I right? Well, today in this episode we’re discussing this and how this might look in our lives, especially that scenario when good is the enemy of great.

When Good Is the Enemy of Great | woman walking in fall scene pointing up with leaves falling

For years I participated in a 31-days writing challenge in October, where I wrote a blog post every day. I loved doing it, and each year I wrote on a special theme. It really helped strengthen my writing skills and grow me as a writer. I remember the first year I made the decision not to do it. It was an excruciating decision to make, and I drove myself crazy with the back-and-forth self talk. Do I do it, or do I not? Finally I just said no. It’s clear now that was the best decision for me. I haven’t done it since.

But I remember something my sister-in-law said to me in a conversation about that time. She closed out our conversation with words that lingered long after. She said, “Now get going on YOUR book.”

I guess you could say I got distracted.

Because I didn’t get going on my book, until years later.

You know how this goes, don’t you? When days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and months into years. Yet, all the while, God has great plans for us that we don’t step into. Or at least that was the case for me.

You may or may not know I’ve finally written that book, yes, seven years later! It releases in just a couple weeks on October 17. I firmly believe 2023 was the year I was to write this book. After being told from a number of acquisition editors and literary agents that my platform wasn’t big enough, I lost almost all hope last fall. Until something clicked in me in January.

I was tired of good being the enemy of great in my life.

How about you, friend. Where is good the enemy of great in your life?

Click on the player above to listen to the full 14-minute episode.

I also share a few Scriptures to encourages us and questions to ask God as we ponder when good is the enemy of great.

In closing, let’s not let good become the enemy of great. God’s plans for us are perfect, and He knows what He’s doing. Let’s just step out and follow His lead. He will guide us every step of the way. I’m cheering you on, friend. God bless you!

Links in this episode:

Encouragement for Real Life Podcast, episode 113, When Good Is the Enemy of Great
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