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Are You A Perfectionist?
By Steve Higginbotham
March 5, 2004
I once heard about a man who was
such a perfectionist that he always kept a newspaper on the
floor beneath the cuckoo clock hanging on the wall!
Well, maybe the above is fictional,
but I would like for you to think just a moment about
"perfection" and our attitude toward it. You see, I believe our
attitude concerning what God expects from us has an impact on
For instance, do you see God as one
who demands perfection, but has made provision for imperfection,
or do you see God as one who doesn't expect perfection and is
content with our efforts?
I think those two views affect the
way we live. The former view inspires diligence to avoid sin,
the later results in resignation to sin. The former view leads
to greater conviction when we sin, the later can lead to
excusing sin, because after all, "we're only human."
Friends, God demands perfection from
us. So be strong, work at it, and when you fall short, as you
surely will, be thankful he has made provision for your
imperfection (1 John 2:1).
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