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Oh boy, I could write a whole book on perfectionism –
Our journey in homemaking and cooking is not going to be a perfect one. I’m sure you have discovered that one..but it’s what happens to us when we can’t simply accept that and perfectionism begins to set in.
Perfectionism comes from that feeling deep down inside of us that somehow thinks that the woman God made us to be is somehow not good enough. That if we could only be better at…. If our family was only… If only…
Perfectionism immobilizes us and keeps up from creating – yes even in the kitchen. We tell ourselves “Oh I can’t do that!” because we have an idea in our head of how something “should” be and it keeps us from trying new things, including cooking.
We can easily get overwhelmed over a simple task, a simple meal – when we have unrealistic expectations on ourselves.
Perfectionism will push us to strive for the impossible. Yet it yields absolutely nothing..because there is no such thing as perfect. So because we know this..we do nothing.
God did not create us to be perfect or we would not need Him.
I found this video on the Skit Guys Blog about perfectionism..
It fits todays topic "perfectly"
For today..spend some time in prayer with God..
Ask Him to reveal if you are hiding perfectionism in your heart.
Blessings for Today!