As I was making my bed this morning I laughed at the sheets that were askew! I felt the familiar whisper of perfectionism say “If you REALLY wanted to do it RIGHT you’d start over.” Instead of bowing to perfectionism I snapped a quick picture just to remind me that I am stronger that the myth of perfection.
On to the rest of my morning. As is my keystone habit, I went to get my workout done before I started my work. It was a tough one...endurance at 9% & 10% inclines, 6mph for 30 minutes. I’m drenched with sweat but crushed it! Then the same whisper speaks as I notice that my caloric burn lands at 399. Not 400...but 399! “Couldn’t even burn ONE more calorie?! Geez!” I snapped another picture.
Here’s what I’ve learned over the years. Perfection is a myth. Plain and simple. It’s a myth that keeps people chained to striving and condemnation. It’s a subtle tool that the enemy has used quite skillfully for years! Skillfully?! Yes!!! Skillfully because it still works on people from every nation and social group all over our planet!!
Here’s the encouragement that my morning has held ... Jesus said to me, through my friend Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.”
My sheets are askew and I missed my “burn” by ONE!
I feel so accomplished and this is my response to perfectionism, striving, and condemnation today... “It’s a good day to bid you good day!”