Instagram vs. Reality in 100° heat ☀️ PERFECTIONISM ✨ …it’s so overrated! Are there any other recovering perfectionist out there?! 🤪
It seems like “perfect” is always pulling at us:
The perfect photo
The perfect home
The perfect job
The perfect family
The perfect life
This mindset of perfectionism is not only unattainable but it gets us no where fast! Because there is no such thing as “perfect.” So many times I find myself mistaking perfectionism with “doing my best.” Often, I have believed the lie that I’m settling or not giving it my all if it’s not perfect.
As a kid, every time there was a test in school I prided myself on being the last one to turn it in (weird I know). Not because I needed the extra time to actually take the test but I was double checking my work and then check, check, rechecking it again ✅
What I’ve noticed in my life is that perfectionism is a time robber. I can’t tell you how many hours I have wasted striving for perfection. I’ve noticed, it’s when I’m really passionate about something that I place this added pressure on myself to perform and not to make any mistakes. Maybe you do the same thing too.
Bottom line, perfectionism is an unnecessary burden that weighs us down. Jesus calls us to come to Him because His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Whether it’s perfectionism or something else that is tying you up, the only way to let it go is to give it to Jesus.
In Matthew 11:28
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Father God,
Today I lay my perfectionist mindset at your feet. I choose to do my best and then move on knowing that I will never be perfect. You are the ONLY Perfect One. Thank you for lifting our burdens and providing us rest. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.