I was listening to Joyce Meyer talk about how faith is taking the first step without even knowing what the second step is. “ Why are you always scared of mistakes?” she asked. “We would always make mistakes, that’s inevitable”. Guess what I remembered immediately I heard that, the posts in my wordpress draft that I was still trying to polish before publishing. Lol. It’s funny how I was trying to polish a post that addressed the issue of perfectionism.
I am a perfectionist. I want to know step 200 before I even take step one. My plans need to be perfect before I set out to achieve them. Fam, who sold us this idea of perfection? What’s the worst that can happen if you make mistakes? You learn and move on. This post is speaking to me more than it should be speaking to you.
As a christian, Perfection and Faith cannot go and in hand. Taking a leap of faith takes a lot of courage and risk. It’s hard to make considerable progress if you always want to wait for the perfect situations.
I used to think it was such an enviable thing to always aim for perfection, but I have realized that nothing is perfect except God. We as humans can only aim for excellence.
There would never be a perfect situation/time to do anything, the beauty is taking the action even in the midst of imperfection.
Imagine if a toddler only aims to run like adults and spends all his time scheming on how he would be able to run faster than even his parents, then he would probably never even take his first step, talk less of walking or running.
Think about all the lofty ideas or plans you’ve had for a while. These ideas cannot materialize, it would always be in the draft section of your mind/journal until you start taking baby steps to achieve them. There aren’t short cuts when it comes to achieving our dreams, we really have to go through the process one step after the other, only then can we appreciate our journey.
I pray that perfectionism doesn’t rob us of the joy of chasing our dreams.
Hugs and Kisses, Fam.
Remember there is no perfect time for anything, there is only now- Jack Canfield.