I am a recovering perfectionist who has wasted much of her life people pleasing instead of people loving… Oh you who struggle let me tell you there is hope for you and your own ailment of soul. And life is waiting for you on the other side. You see, we humans are never born patient and we assume that even beginning the insurmountable task of changing and growing will be too much, too hard and we will never ever get to Wal-Mart to pick up our groceries on time and our hair combed and teeth brushed if we try to add prayer and growing into the mix of things. Well, I am here to tell you YOU CAN DO IT. In fact, I can’t wait for you to start! Because as you and I serve One Powerful Amazing God we have His power easily accessible to us through scripture and prayer. We just have to add the believing and the empty heart space to the recipe. Go on, scoot that sore old mess out of your heart and into His loving hands. I was talking to a friend at church and she said that like me she didn’t have a bag of bar hopping sins to hand to God but she did have a lot of acceptable nagging sins that were keeping her from the life she could be living and that that was making Satan happy and her down right tired. I get it. Don’t you? Well let me get you started with some old fashioned encouragement from one sister to another and a verse. Yes, you have to read this verse even though you just got home from church. Me too. (We cant leave him on the pew and expect to carry Him in our hearts too.) Kinda like you have to actually apply the hairspray to get your hair to hold, you know?
2 Corinthians 5:21 “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”
Say the verse a time or two out loud and then pray it over your sin quietly to yourself. Believing in His power to purify you!