Tuesday, May 21, 2013

when we are tough on ourselves…

in looking at perfectionism we see it damages relationships. 

how many of you like to be around somebody that’s correcting you all time?  every time you finish something, they have to go back and redo it.

somebody has said that the definition of a perfectionist is somebody that takes so many pains in his work that he gives you one, too.  we all have this to a varying degree in our lives.  it’s frustrating, irritating, upsetting to everybody. 

in the bible, there were a group of perfectionists – pharisees. they maintained a standard and taught a level of commitment that even they themselves could not reach. 

when we don’t feel accepted, then we don’t accept others.  when we don’t feel forgiven, we don’t forgive others.  when we don’t feel GOD’s grace, we’re not gracious to others.  it ruins relationships.  because we’re tough on ourselves, we’re tough on everybody else at the same time.  perfectionism damages relationships.

just a thought from the front porch…

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