Doing Your Best Vs. Perfectionism

Doing Your Best Vs. Perfectionism

Sometimes I’ve been accused to be a perfectionist but I have refused to be one. My goal is to always do my best and that’s enough for me even when my best is only mediocre (or even less): It is okay not to be good at everything. I also try to be graceful to myself when do to the circumstances I am below my abilities in something that I am normally good at. When I am good at something I thrive to do my best even when it’s beyond “good enough” for others (and that’s why I am sometimes blamed to be a perfectionist). I always try to do my best in every task, in every situation. Why?

Because, we are told to do our best: Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you’re serving is Christ. The sullen servant who does shoddy work will be held responsible. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t cover up bad work. (Col.3:22-25, MSG)

How about you? Are you a perfectionist? How do you deal with it?

Gracious God,
Thank you for gifting each of us differently.
Thank you for being graceful towards us even
when we don’t reach our potential or
when we can’t let go if the results are not perfect.
Teach us to live in your grace.
In Jesus’ name,
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim! I’d love to hear from you!

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