I told my daughter, “Here’s my approach to sleep…It’s not a good one, but it’s how I’ve made it work for awhile.” I like to give good advice and be helpful (and healthy). I fight hard to choose those things. But I’ve fought even harder for authenticity through the years. And I heard myself basically say to my daughter, “Do as I say, not as I do.” I chuckled to myself about it later.
I’m not perfect. No one is. I’m okay with that. But I’m not okay with where I am – at least in some areas. I acknowledge my imperfections but constantly want to improve – not toward perfection but toward better. I want to become the best version of me God intends, and that has more to do with my purpose and posture than anything else.
Be honest with yourself and others. Be willing to change. Admit your issues. It’s one step toward purposeful growth. You don’t have all the answers. God does. You can trust him.