Confronting the Chains of Perfectionism – Part 8

Prayer for Breaking Free from Perfectionism

Beware of the point where you don’t feel weak or vulnerable anymore. In the place of weakness, God is saying, my strength comes best in weakness. So Paul says, you know what, I’m going to rejoice in this. How many of you have ever looked at that evil spirit square in the face and said, […]

Confronting the Chains of Perfectionism – Part 7

More Freedom from Living Bound as a Perfectionist

How do we learn? We learn by watching His example and by noticing our own shortcomings. We learn from mistakes. We learn from where we don’t activate the mindset of God. It’s not a defeat, it’s a learning, because I’m still yoked. If I stumble and fall, Christ is still carrying me. I haven’t lost […]

Confronting the Chains of Perfectionism – Part 5

More Roots that Fuel the Branches of Perfectionists

The perfectionist pressure they put on themselves has created such a diluted focus in their life that a self-loathing state is the only comfort they can find–even though it is a false peace. They have high standards – people admire them, but they stand at a distance, because they are often scared to let anyone […]

Confronting the Chains of Perfectionism – Part 4

Perfectionism's Toxic Root System

If you are recognizing the threads of perfectionism that rob you of freedom, then we need to understand the root system that keeps this bondage intact. We often fall into bondage and don’t know why or how we even got there. Knowledge can leads us to revelation, which helps bring an unveiling to the battle […]

Confronting the Chains the Perfectionism – Part 3

Perfectionism vs Healthy Excellence

Many who unknowingly battle perfectionism, when reading this, would hear a thought screaming, “But doesn’t God want our best?” Of course He does. The problem is that legalism has entered and placed a performance pressure on us that burdens us with perfectionistic standards that torment. Rather than releasing us into daily rest, we become driven […]

Confronting the Chains of Perfectionism – Part 2

Fear and Personality Traits of Perfectionists

Perfectionism is driven by a fear of failure, because they have been trained that failure is the end. It is also joined by accusation in the person’s thinking, causing them to accuse themselves about where they do not measure up or where they have not arrived in God. It creates arguments and disputes your ability […]

Confronting the Chains of Perfectionism – Part 1

Perfectionism is a very subtle and dangerous mindset that lures people into bondage, often without even realizing its danger. I have found that my personal recognition and deliverance in the bondage of perfectionism has been one of the most fruitful areas of revelation and freedom. When I first taught on this subject, so many commented […]