Whatever it is that you must do
to follow the path that God has shown you
do to the best of your ability.
And when you have done it
move on to the next thing.
Don’t keep rerunning it in your mind
trying to decide
whether your efforts were too little
or too much,
whether it was a great deed or a small one,
whether you might have done better.
If it wasn’t sinful and
you were trying to do the will of God,
it is enough.
Don’t worry. Move on.
Follow the path the Lord shows you
free of anxiety.
your anxiety will undermine
your efforts to grow.
If you do fail,
don’t let anxiety
but admit your failure,
and in God’s presence.
Then get on with following the path
that God will continue to show you." by St. Francis de Sales