I have never been able to paint or color within the lines. No matter how hard I try, I always stray. Even when I go slow and take my time, I still go outside of the lines. To be honest, I have been frustrated and embarrassed at times. Then one day I realized that I wasn’t meant to stay within the lines.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV)
It’s okay to stray out of the lines as long as you’re following Jesus. He alone has the perfect path-not the world for its patterns are imperfect and self-serving.