Worldly perfectionism causes us to question whether we’re good enough, to miss opportunities because we’re afraid of failing, and to fixate on the immediate rather than eternal. It distracts us from fulfilling our mission by setting our hearts on achieving worldly gain rather than faithful gospel-centered living. In our sinful and competitive hearts, we all want to be that woman (or man): beloved and envied by all. We want to shine bright enough to attract everyone’s attention, and ensure they’re too dazzled by our splendor to notice our flaws.
Some years ago, I was in a messy traffic accident. As I approached the scene of an earlier accident, I slowed to about 30 MPH. When the man directing traffic motioned for me to keep moving through the intersection, I started to speed back up. That’s when an elderly lady, thinking the man was motioning…Continue reading Messes That Multiply