Holley Gerth asks this question, “What’s your story with trying to be perfect? How is God setting you free?”
Because I suffer with chronic pain, I am often trying to make up for things I have missed by trying to be perfect. Guess what? The only one that is perfect is Jesus Christ. So all the striving for perfectionism is futile. We need to just make progress.
Is there a difference between being perfect and being meticulous? How about the label of being Type A? Do you have fears that you will make a mistake? What about disappointing others? Oh beloved, the fear of failure ruled my life for so many years. I lost my job in the 1980’s due to migraine headaches. I couldn’t work but could not convince social security that I was too sick to work. I felt like I was a burden and I felt like a failure as a mom, wife, and employee. But God was not done with me. He allowed me to return to school and get my degree as a registered nurse.
In school and as a nurse, I continued to strive for perfection. But one day I realized that God has given me my success in my career, he gave me my job as a nurse. Once I realized that I just need to put one foot in front of the other and be who God has asked me to be, I am free from trying to be perfect.
Join me today and be free of perfectionism. God loves you. End of Story.
Father God, there is nothing in your word that says I must be perfect, yet Satan would have me believe I am not good enough or I have to perfect for you to love me. I recognize these attitudes as lies. Jesus died on the cross for my sins and He was the only perfect person who knew no sin. Let me be satisfied with who you created me to be. Let me celebrate in your love, and run free from perfectionism. Perfectionism is a sin just as trying to be something I am not. Let me be who you want me to be, your loving daughter.