“I’m Doing The Best I Can”


Have you heard folks say, “I’m doing the best I can?” Have you heard someone frustrated with a job or a project say it? Or maybe you’ve heard someone offer this excuse for the way his or her life is going?

Some bemoan their life saying, “I’m doing the best I can and things still don’t work out for me.”

What’s wrong with saying, “I’m doing the best I can” if you really are doing the best you can?

Let me translate that phrase for you from a spiritual perspective. When you hear someone say, “I’m doing the best I can”, what they’re really saying is, “I’m operating out of my rotten flesh and not trusting God.”

The best we can do will never produce God’s best for us. The only one who can produce God’s best in us is God’s best — His Son, living in us and working through us as we renounce our flesh and surrender to Him.

About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.
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6 Responses to “I’m Doing The Best I Can”

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Excellent thought, Steven. I’m into remembering old school stories today. I’ll have a more detailed follow-up to this in a couple of days. Thanks for pointing out this train of thought to me. I had never applied it to my “rotten flesh and distrust of God” before.

    • Steven Sawyer says:

      I am so grateful you were blessed by the words God gave me to share today. I’d be interested to hear from you with your follow up. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    Amen! Only our Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent God knows what is best for us, has the power to bring it to pass and loves us enough to be interested in our affairs.

  3. Paul H. Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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