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The Perfectionism Complex


Jul 9 2014
Sometimes God wants you to get over it and focus on the One who's already good enough.

But what I'm learning, slowly, is that many of us will never feel good enough for the next steps in life—whether it be marriage, a promotion, a new job, a new baby, a new grandbaby…whatever it is. And yet, God gives us the grace and the capacity to take on each next step as we move forward in faith, not perfection. He never asks us to be perfect. So why do we so consistently demand this of ourselves?

God is the one who is good enough. And for now, that's good enough for me.

Ashley Moore is the assistant editor for Christianity Today's ChurchLawAndTax.com. She regularly contributes to Today's Christian Woman, blogs at ashleygracemoore.blogspot.com, spills on herself at least twice a day, and has developed very strong feelings for her snooze button. Follow her on Twitter:@ashgmoore.

Related Topics:Anxiety; Body Image; Gender; Marriage
From: July 2014

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