I’m a list maker. I especially like to write to-do lists and then place a check by whatever is accomplished. The other day, I began making a new kind of list, a resolution list of sorts, a list that reminds me not to do things which distract me from what really matters or draws life out of me or disrupts my connection with the Life-Giver.
At the top of the list, is an item which is rarely discussed: Begin a REVOLTION against the unrealistic perfectionist standard.
I almost feel guilty about bringing it up as if, I failed by just mentioning it. A perfectionist scrutiny of how we look, how we perform, what we say, where we live, and where we work is rampant.
When I allow myself to get sucked into it, I have a sense of discouragement and failure. There’s no room for genuine transparency, the kind that acknowledges mistakes and even less talked about, vulnerability.
The lack of a meaningful life in the unrealistic perfectionist standard of today is reason enough for a revolution.
The Word describes the revolution set in motion through Christ: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1, NIV).
On today’s list:
1. Begin a revolution against the unrealistic perfectionist standard.
(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)