Perfectionism Brings Empty Promises

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

2 Corinthians 5:21

Ponder This

Did you know that your performance doesn’t make you any more or less acceptable in God’s eyes?

If you think that God is going to accept you on the basis of your quiet time, your Bible study, or your service, you will fall into a trap of never knowing if you’ve done enough. You’ll never truly feel accepted.

Perfectionism is a thief. It promises rewards, but it steals both joy and satisfaction. Why? Because perfection is an unattainable goal! If you are a perfectionist, you’ve set an impossible goal for yourself, and therefore you will constantly be faced with frustration and failure.

Two things about you are true, without your “performance”:

  • You are forgiven in Christ.
  • You are righteous in Christ.

Practice This

Are you a perfectionist? Ask the Holy Spirit to free you from the fear of failure. Now, make a conscious decision that you can be less than perfect and still be loved by God.