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Y’all probably know by now that I’m a perfectionist XD

And despite my efforts, I still struggle with wanting to do everything right, everything correct, everything perfect. Logically, I know that is not possible. But for some reason, I can’t quite seem to let my perfectionistic nature go.

"Where perfectionism exists, shame is always lurking." ~ Brene Brown (The Gifts of Imperfection):

Often, this manifests itself around anything having to do with God: what I think, what I say, what I do.

In mid-December, I was once again worrying and feeling guilty that I did not want to read my Bible or devotional after studying for six hours.

Now, you’re probably thinking that me feeling guilty for that is crazy – especially when I had been studying for six hours straight.

Well, in my spirit I felt God reminding me that it is ok for me to just REST in Him.

Jeremiah 31:25, “For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”

Exodus 33:14, “And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Isaiah 30:15, “For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” 

Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Christian meme:

Sometimes (or, a lot of times :P) I forget that it is ok to just rest in God. Hopefully, with the Lord’s grace and help, I can begin to grasp the concept of not being perfect and resting in Him.

~ Southern Dreamer

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