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1) God's grace is sufficient for me (and you). This is a pretty elementary concept, if you have spent any time in a good church, but I was reminded again of it because I was so nervous and though I prepared thouroughly and did try very hard, there are definately signs I was a little unsure about and things I had glossed earlier that didn't flow off my hands quite the way I had planned. But in the end, I received several compliments from people in the community and I knew that what I had done was enough. In years past, I would have been stressed out about it after the fact, but I was able to have peace about it because I understand that God turned my effort into something that honored Him and really, that was my goal to begin with.
2) Nothing any of us do will ever truely be perfect, because we aren't perfect... none of us(!) We can be really, really, really good at something, even really, really good at many things, but until we can walk on water of our own accord and have it hold us up... all we can do is to do our best and forget the rest. (Thank you P90X man, whatever your name is).
I hope this will be a comfort to someone out there who struggles with perfectionism... because I know it can be pretty demanding and devaluing. But there is one who is perfect and He wants to clothe us with His perfection and hold us close like a dady holds his precious child. Will we let him?
Keep it thought-provoking!