In going over the final edits in my book, Depression: State of Mind, I have been striving to get everything perfect. That’s very stressful! Then, the Holy Spirit reminded me that nothing is perfect and I need to strive for excellence instead. Jesus was perfect, but I have flaws… and that’s OK. My imperfections make me who I am.
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23 NLT http://bible.com/116/rom.3.23.nlt
It’s getting to the point where I am just stalling and nothing is getting done. If I want to get my book out and start helping others, I need to just do the best I can and let God help me. I will never get it perfect.
“But while I was busy doing something else, the prisoner disappeared!” “Well, it’s your own fault,” the king replied. “You have brought the judgment on yourself.”” 1 Kings 20:40 NLT http://bible.com/116/1ki.20.40.nlt
The enemy will always try to hinder your progress if God has you doing something for His kingdom. Darkness does not like the light. The devil doesn’t want God’s people free from their bondage, so he will cause distractions to keep you busy doing other things. I believe that being a perfectionist is distracting us from our calling and destiny. Don’t be pulled into hat trap! I wrote my book in 2015 and it’s still not published. That’s distraction at its finest!
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8 NLT http://bible.com/116/php.4.8.nlt