Tuesday, May 28, 2013

it's no wonder many people avoid GOD…

so how do we deal with perfectionism?

the first way to deal with the perfection problem in our lives is to accept the grace of GOD. 

GOD is not some heavenly policeman who sets up there looking down at us saying, “sorry! that’s not good enough.  try again.”  every time we just about make it over the bar, HE raises it a little bit and we fall and then HE laughs.  that’s not what GOD is like.  that’s a misconception. 

it’s no wonder many people avoid GOD.  they don’t understand grace.  i’ve discovered that many people are much harder on themselves than GOD is.  they make more demands on themselves than GOD does.  they carry a burden that GOD never intended for them to bear. 

john 3.17 (niv),  for GOD did not send HIS SON into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through HIM. 

HE didn't come to scare us but to save us.  HE didn't come to put us down but to lift us up.  when somebody tells me i’ve blown it, that's not good news – it’s not even news.  but when somebody comes and points the way to make the change, then that’s good news. 

just a thought from the front porch…

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