Many women feel constant pressure to be perfect in all areas of their lives. And because of this pressure, we push ourselves to our limits trying to be (or appear) perfect. But, perfectionism is oftentimes rooted in love of self. It is the outworking of the wrongful belief that we can earn our way into God’s good graces. If we want to have a thriving relationship with God, we need to deal with our perfectionism so that He alone is the standard of perfection in our lives. Come chat with us about the roots of perfectionism, how we can identify it in our lives, when we should repent of the idol of perfectionism, and how the grace of Jesus covers all our imperfections and failures.
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2:23 – Favorite things
5:00 – Defining perfectionism
8:54 – Why do we need to talk about perfectionism from a biblical perspective?
10:23 – Perfectionism and the Pharisees
15:02 – Roots of perfectionism
18:54 – Practical tips on how to let go of perfectionist tendencies
35:11 – Perfectionism and the gospel
Mentioned in this episode:
Apple Fitness Plus
Meditations for the Heart Booklet
More Than Anything Study
Idols of the Heart by Elyse Fitzpatrick
When People are Big and God is Small by Ed Welch
Scripture in this episode:
Blog: Longing for Perfection
Blog: Checking OCD and Checking Our Hearts
Podcast: 166: Finding Relief From the Pressure to Do it All
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