Today, I have a guest post for you from my friend, Maree Dee. Maree graciously allowed me to repost an article named “Dispelling the Myths about Perfectionism” which she originally published on her blog, embracingtheunexpected.com.
Perfectionism comes in many forms. It can be complex and hard to understand. This article brings out some qualities or characteristics that are found in some people who struggle with perfectionism. Reading Maree’s insights might help you understand a friend or family member or maybe even yourself. If I had read a list like this a long time ago, I may have seen my own perfectionistic tendencies a lot sooner. Perfectionism hides well, but it’s all around us. I’m very appreciative to Maree for this excellent article and the perspectives she shares!
Unrealistic expectations can rob us of our joy. If we can identify them we can sometimes begin see things from a new and different perspective. Read more to discover a simple way to identify unrealistic expectations in any area of your life! FREE PRINTABLE!
We’ve been talking about grace for the past few weeks.
• We’ve talked about how God’s grace was available for us before the foundation of the world.
• We’ve talked about how God gives us grace each day in just the right amount for what we need for that particular day.
• And we’ve talked about how grace sets us free.
Today we’ll continue or conversations about grace by looking at an insight that might help us, especially if we struggle with perfectionism.
A huge issue in perfectionism is understanding God’s grace. Our perfectionism can make it hard to receive His grace, and this issue holds us back in ways we often don’t see. Even if we do not struggle with perfectionism, this grace issue is one that many of us face at one time or another in our lives.
There can be many reasons why we find it hard to receive God’s grace, but one particular hindrance to receiving grace is the issue of our own expectations.
For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. (Hebrews 3:4, NKJV)
Prayer is a little like building a house. It takes a plan, a whole lot of time and effort, the right tools and a master builder.
Now if there’s anything a perfectionist likes, it’s a good plan, right? We like the tools, and we are willing to put in the time and effort. As a matter of fact, we are driven in many ways (and not all of them are healthy ways). We want to be efficient, and we focus on that end result, often at the expense of the process it takes to get there. These are all things we need to keep an eye on in our day to day life situations.
But we also have to watch out for these things in our prayer lives, because if we are not careful, we’ll focus so much on the plan that we’ll forget who the builder is.
Join me today as we talk more about prayer and a common perfectionism pitfall.
Join me again this week as we take a look at what the word “perfect” really means according to several very special Bible verses! Inside them, you’ll find insights that can change the way you think!
Have you ever wondered about that verse in the Bible that asks us to be perfect just like God is perfect? It’s Matthew 5:48 and it is often misunderstood. Join me today as we discuss the intent and meaning behind the word “perfect” in this verse.
Identity is a very important thing to understand, but it can be elusive and difficult to figure out. If we’ve been with Jesus very long, or if we’ve listened to our pastors and other wise mentors, we know we need to be getting our identity from Christ, but what does that really mean? And if we figure that part out, then how do we get that knowledge from our head to our heart?
It’s all quiet in the house. You have your Bible, a notebook and your pen in hand. You have a little list of things that you want to pray over. You know what you need to do, but it’s just not quite working today. Ever been there before? I have. Many times. Read more to find out how to have a more intentional quiet time in 6 easy steps.
Hello! Welcome to Journey to Imperfect! My name is Leslie. I am a mother to two teens with half of my nest empty after sending one away to college. I have been married to my husband for 24 years. I’ve been a teacher for many years in one capacity or another, but the sweetest occupation […]