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Perfectness Is an Illusion

Perfectness Is an Illusion

Are you a perfectionist? Have you made ideal your idol? Sometimes we try so hard to make everything perfect that ideal really becomes our idol. But perfectness does not save us. Perfectness is an illusion that deludes us. The best way to deal with perfectionism is to learn to live in grace. Because grace is a game changer, eye opener, freedom-releaser. We can quit trying to be perfect and embrace trusting. The fulfillment of God’s promise depends entirely on trusting God…

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Because of This Light in Us

Because of This Light in Us

Sometimes we think we need to be perfect before God can use us. We try to hide our imperfections or paint over our brokenness. We think if our lives were flawless, we would attract people to God. But that’s not how it works. It’s not about us. It’s about the light in us. And that’s what attracts people to God. The fact that we don’t have to be perfect in order to be accepted by Christ. The fact that the…

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Grace for Perfectionists

Grace for Perfectionists

Do you try hard to be perfect in every way? Are you afraid of letting your hear down? Do you wonder if you are good enough? Are you tired of trying to succeed? Watchman Nee has said “Many Christians endeavor to drive themselves by will-power, and then think the Christian life a most exhausting and bitter one.” But will-power or self-help does not work. It’s not about us making ourselves perfect or useful. It’s not about us producing fruit. It’s…

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