In the Space Between Perfect and Me

perfectionism-300x300The answer to many of my questions are found in the space between Perfect (God) and me (ghetto-fabulous and utterly imperfect).

It’s important to remember that only God is perfect. I’m not. You’re not. Your spouse isn’t. Your boss/coworkers aren’t.  Your neighbors, church, kids, pastors, friends….all. not. perfect.  Only God is perfect.

So how do you and I deal with the many imperfections of this world?

What would happen if we said, “Yes, that’s good enough.  He/she’s good enough. I’m good enough?” and rest there?  I see so many Christians,(ahem…me!), far-too-often spinning their hamster wheels saying, “Do better, be better!”  It’s utterly exhausting.

I’m not saying be a slacker.  I don’t want no scrubs.  Jesus don’t want no scrubs either.

What I am saying is that today is the “perfect” time for you and I to take our bosses, spouses, neighbors, kids, pastors, friends and perhaps OURSELVES off the perfect pedestal because in the space between Perfect and me you’ll find your “Good enough!”

Often the encouragements I write here are encouragements that God’s comforted me with.  Here’s three questions God gave me to help combat perfectionism.  I’ll give you three examples from my own life:

Yesterday I swam 5 lengths in my gym pool…it was good enough because the above three questions were met with a, “Yes!”

This month I’m publishing my first eBook.  Every single time I’ve looked back at a page, I’ve considered different ways I could have written a thought.  So I stopped reading my eBook because I can whole heartedly answer the above three questions with a, “Yes!”

I thought the Finkster was recently insensitive to me but when I held his actions in light to the above three questions, I find the answer in the space between Perfect and me, “Yes! Definitely good enough!”

If you tango with perfectionism, do these three questions help you find the answer in the space between Perfect and me? Do you struggle with perfectionism? Where?

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Steph Fink is an inspirational speaker, writer and blogger with a passion to encourage women with practical principles for purposeful and powerful lives. Steph blogs at encouragedinheart.org and gives daily encouragement on her Encouraged in Heart Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Encouraged-in-Heart-Stephanie-Fink/109784452427205

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