This week’s BYU-Idaho devotional speaker said we need to be patient with ourselves as we strive to progressively become like Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. 

Shirley Weekes is the student accounts coordinator for BYU-Idaho. She said we can constantly feel pressure to be perfect, especially when we compare ourselves to flawless pictures on social media and photoshopped ads. 

Weekes quoted Emily Belle Freeman’s book “Grace to Become.” “The creation was a process of progression.” God created new things each day and saw they were good.  

“We must remember that God never expected the results of day six on day two,” Weekes quoted. “On day two he was thrilled with the results of day two.” 

“We just need to take one day at a time and do the best we can,” Weekes said in an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio. 

As Weekes closed her address, she told BYU-Idaho students we all fail in life, but this life is not the end.  

God “provides a way for us to return to Him in a fully developed, completed, perfected state,” she said. “All that matters is that we try a little harder to be a little better every single day.”