Monday, July 21, 2014

True Freedom

A Perfectionist has a lot of expectations every day. A perfectionist thinks they have to finish everything they start; perfectly.
There is no room for error. If they don't finish perfectly, there will be hell to pay for themselves and everybody around them.

God says, "It is impossible to be perfect, as I am perfect, and even harder to pretend to be. My Son Jesus, who is perfect, will finish, perfectly, what you can't finish and Hell has already been paid!
Enter my rest!"

As one who was trained by a Perfectionist to be a Perfectionist, I've spent many long years feeling miserable about my failures. Big waste of time.

Jesus didn't come to beat us into perfection, He came to be perfect FOR us.
He came to set us free from the burden of being perfect.

" Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us."
Romans 8:32-34 NLT

"He led captivity captive . . ." Ephesians 4:8
What is holding you captive today? Someones opinions, fear of failure, The burden of perfectionism, condemnation? If you are in Christ, there is NO MORE CAPTIVITY!!!
Jesus took captivity by the throat, and put it in prison.
"It is for freedom you have been set free! Galatians 5:1

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

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