A little insight into my research on rediscovering perfect.
I’m a recovering perfectionist. I’ve been on a journey for several years to let go of doing everything right and stop worrying about what other people think of me. Easier said than done, right? Last Fall, God brought several opportunities into my life that started to revolutionize my thinking about the word perfect.
I have to be honest. I don’t want to be thankful this week…
Grace for the Good Girl Chapter 16 and 17 – Failure. Safety.
We have a bad working definition of perfect. For me perfect means without failure or fault. It means never doing anything wrong. It means a standard that I can never really achieve.
No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:12
Biblically, perfect means mature, whole, complete, and at peace. The Greek word used in chapter 4 of 1 John for perfect is the same word use to translate the Hebrew word Shalom in many places in the Old Testament. You’ve probably heard that word. It means peace and wholeness.