This is the quote that made me cringe and kind of smile.
"You approach each goal you set with yourself with your entire identity on the line. If you succeed, you are a hero. If you fail, you are the lowest life form on the planet. Unfortunately, becuase your standards for success are so high and because deep down inside you do not believe you have ewhat it takes to succeed, the potential to fail seems to lurk around every corner and with it the prospect of feeling utterly powerless and completely inadequate. Consequently if you are a performance perfectionist, avoiding failure and the emotional uproar it creates is apt to be an even more powerful motivation force in your life than your desire to succeed." - quote by Miriam Elliot,p.61 Perfecting Ourselves to Death -Winter
As I reflected on this, it is just one more "It's all about me moment. How long does it take to learn. It's really all about HIM?"
There is a battery of scripture of truth that refutes this bad wv. The question is do I believe that God's ability to love me well - can push the lies out of my life one by one, day by day, and means of grace by means of grace?
This walk is not one of Perfection by rather Perserverance. - Pastor C.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Eph. 3: 14-19