My Personal Battle with Perfectionism

When you see the battle of perfectionism, most of the time it is addressed in counseling and psychology circles, where they are noticing this bondage in person after person. Christians often come under it the most, especially since we have been taught a standard of holiness and sanctification to pursue. Yet legalism, our personal brokenness […]

Perfectionism Bondage vs. Biblical Excellence – What’s the Difference?

Many who battle perfectionism, may 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 standards that torment rather than empower us. Rather than releasing us into daily rest, we become driven to achieve. […]

Are You A Perfectionist?

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Are you a perfectionist? Some see this as a completely admirable trait. Many fail to see the long term dangers that perfectionistic tendencies can have on our health, our wholeness and our relationships. Dictionary.com defines the struggle of perfectionism as a personal standard, attitude, or philosophy that demands perfection and rejects anything less. Here are […]

Do You Have a Rejection Mindset?

A rejection mindset is something we will all have to face in our lives, especially because it will infect how we process relationship. The following is a “Rejection Detection” quiz that will help you to understand how rejection may be affecting your thoughts, feelings and perspectives. If you answer yes to at least one of […]

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 […]