Friday, March 12, 2010

A Perfect 10

There is a fine line between seeking perfection and being a perfectionist. One is a Disciple's mandate-- the other a dysfunctional attitude that wreaks havoc. It is important to separate the two terms.

Seeking perfection is to give no wiggle room for sin, or ego (flesh). The greatest commandment is to Love the Lord with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. I don't know where "a little me-time" fits into that equation.

Let their be no doubt-- though seeking perfection, in this life I cannot attain it. However, this fact does not mean I stop the pursuit. And for the "all or nothing" disciple, this can be a major trip up.

Now, the dysfunctional attitude of Perfectionism is to find my Value in perfection. And consequently, to find others value in how they measure up to my definition of perfect. It's by achieving perfection that I feel good about myself-- and I bet you can already see the problem here-- it's a vicious cycle-- one where you can never reach the goal.

So as a Disciple, I'm committed to seeking perfection and I'm committed to killing perfectionism in my own flesh. I believe these are two totally different things.

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