Lord, you know how imperfect I am! Why would you command me to be perfect? Aren’t you setting me up to fail?
“I command thee to be perfect. There is nothing wrong with working toward that goal. There are two hazards along the path to be aware of:
First, that, unable to achieve perfection in some area you might become paralyzed and unable to act at all.
Second, that, falling short of perfection, you will be vulnerable to Satan’s malicious whispers, planting doubt about your divinity and your eternal potential.
Avoid paralysis and turn away from Satan and your quest for perfection will lead you to me.”
- Have you ever found yourself paralyzed by fear of failure and unable to act?
- Have you ever thought that you would never be good enough?
- Write about how the ideas in this post affect your thinking about your own experiences with being imperfect.
- What will you do today to avoid or overcome the two hazards mentioned?
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[Note: For more information on the difference between becoming perfect and perfectionism see the talks listed on my Resources page under “Perfectionism”.]