On Today’s List: Begin a REVOLUTION

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.

Beginning the day free from it all . . . the revolution at it's best.
Beginning the day free from it all . . . the revolution at it’s best.

More later–Kerrie

(written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

One thought on “On Today’s List: Begin a REVOLUTION

  1. Man oh man did I need to read that today!!! My expectations often distract me from what is really important to god!!!

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