Two for Tuesday – Perfectionism and the Gospel

The Torment of Perfectionism – Rick Thomas

“The perfectionist has to come to terms with the Gospel. The Gospel means many things, but there is one thing for certain it means: you are perfectly perfect in Christ.”

A Prayer for Slaying the Beast of Perfectionism  – Scotty Smith

Scotty Smith’s prayers are full of gospel-truth. Rich reminders for our souls of the grace of Christ that is ours and how his grace liberates us from the fear that drives our perfectionism:

“It’s not difficult to see that my driven-ness and busyness are rooted in fear—the fear of not being enough and having enough, the fear of losing face and losing control, the fear of missing the mark and missing out.

Come, Lord Jesus, come. Perfection can only be found in you. Your perfect love alone can liberate this poser, performer, and perfectionist. Drive out my fears by a greater grasp of your grace and knowledge of your love.”