I bought a book a while back entitled Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind
It’s edited by Jocelyn K. Glei, published by Amazon Publishing, Las Vegas, NV, and copyrighted in 2013.
I didn’t realize Amazon published books until just now.
“Letting Go of Perfectionism” by Elizabeth Grace Saunders on page 203 spoke to me. She confesses that someone told her she was a perfectionist, but she didn’t have the self-awareness to accept the idea.
That’s why in Job_6:24, (KJV), Job says, “Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.”
He doesn’t understand why he’s suffering. He’s unsure if he’s done wrong. I’ve been there. I spoke to a lady one time about sewing curtains and the next thing I knew, she stood with her hands on her hips, an exasperated look on her face, and I scrambled to think. Did I sound like I didn’t approve? I’ve sewed curtains many times for various places we’ve lived. I like homemade curtains. So, I moved along and thought if I see her again, hopefully I’ll know if she wants to remain acquaintances or not.
Anyway, as I read the author’s insight into perfectionism, I found some of those traits plague me. She gives examples on the paralyzing effects of perfectionism. She gives hints on how to do a good job but to keep on moving. I am glad I read it today. I’ve been working on a few different things and finishing none. So, it frustrated me this afternoon. Now I see why I don’t focus sometimes. Feeling it’s not good enough gives me permission to put it aside. When things unfinished hang over my head, I feel the stress level rise up. Not good.
Dear Lord, please help me to have your perspective on life and to finish what I start. I ask in the name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.
I hope you are having a great start to your week. God bless!