Letting go of perfectionism

How to overcome Perfectionism?

May 21, 2018

This one simple word seems to take control over me, Perfect. Why do I have this need to make everything perfect and now more then ever I also feel like everything needs to be ‘picture perfect’

Do you know what I mean? Throughout the day we are thrown with all these images of perfection and I am still dealing with my own brain trying to get me to have a perfect life.

Inside of me I feel this driving force for perfection. Constantly striving for this perfection, but will I ever make it?

Do you ever feel like this?

how to overcome perfectionism?

There is always a let down after we thought we could reach this standard of perfection.

Slowly God is teaching me why I need to overcome this and how I can re think this perfection mindset.

Firstly, we need to accept that we will never meet this perfection standard. We are all human and we all sin. Now I know it’s easy to say that but much harder to actually live out. It’s really something to focus on and to work through letting go off.

Read this post by Kristen Shane-The problem of a perfectionist perspective

So if we can’t meet this perfection standard we are striving towards, what can we do about it?

We need to look to God, who He is is the definition of perfection.

I love this verse, I feel like it perfectly sums this point up!

As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him

– Psalm 18:30 NIVchristian devotional

You see, this is a process of giving over our lives to God daily. Acknowledging we will never be perfect and thanking Him that He fits that role.

Read: Is there a right way to be yourself? 

It’s not about us becoming perfect but praising God for who He is. We need to learn to glorify God through our imperfections.

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