It is so easy for a perfectionist to redo something someone has already done well, or something they have done right over again. Why is that? Well, I’m still trying to figure that out.
The first part of doing that I think is to realize a good job does not need the wasted effort of someone doing it over. Nor does the person who did the job the first time need the insult.
Even bigger revelation, is that there are no perfectionists. No matter who we might think we are or they are.
Well, except for One!
We as Christians can fall into the mind trip that God’s perfect work of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is not enough.
We can begin to add our works to what was done, when Jesus said it was finished. Check out John 19:30. That is our Word for the week.
When you find you are falling short of perfection realize the job has been done, and go to the cross to receive the finished work of Christ.
Don’t let your work be an insult to what He already accomplished, but let it be done out of Thanksgiving for what He has done for you.
Beloved, He finished it and that is why our hope endures<3 Melinda
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Really y’all I’m just another Samaritan woman seeking living water and pouring out where I see need for encouragement. I am 48, mother to four girls ages 16-26, Gigi to the most handsome 2-year-old little boy, Fibromyalgia warrior, minister, writer, and a lifetime learner.
I am writing my first book, slowly but surely, six chapters in, as our blessed first love has called me to share His glory in my story. I feel lost in that familiar desert place, and thankful for the manna that is there miraculously every day. I am overcoming hour by hour the condemning voices of the enemy and learning to love myself. It has been an arduous journey. This wordsmith journey, but so worth it.
I became a licensed minister in 2010. However, I do not currently work in the ministry. I share Christ's love through devotional blogging. I have a degree in Church Ministry, was pursuing my degree in Christian Care and Counseling at Oral Roberts University, but now am pursuing Life Coaching, and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practioner Certifications and a business license.
I am a certified women’s biblical counselor through the Extraordinary Women's program at Light University. I am working on their Addiction and Recovery program now too. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment with a wealth of life experiences with which I can minister comfort to others.
I'm a lover of a good book, writing, singing, and music, and my nemesis is the perpetual laundry pile.
Blessings to you and yours,
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