Too often, we allow our feelings to dictate our perception of God. When our lives are going well, we rejoice. We feel happy when we’re prospering at our jobs and relationships. During these times of bounty, we tend to view God as loving, benevolent, merciful and interested in our lives. When events in our lives change to undesirable or difficult circumstances, our outlook and perception negatively changes. Not only is this detrimental to our spiritual lives, but it devalues God and brings no glory to our Great Savior, Jesus Christ.
Perhaps not all of you can identify as one who sets impossibly high goals for themselves and is constantly striving for perfection. But if you are one of those individuals who seek perfection, but instead encounters failure and frustration, perhaps this blog is for you!
Many perfectionists translate their drive for excellence into a harsh taskmaster. Even more dangerous are "Christian" perfectionists-those who seek to attain perfection in their walk with Christ using their own resources. I desire to speak particularly to those Christians who might mentally know they can't be perfect through their labors in Christ, but still seek to get as close as possible to perfect.