PERFECTIONISM

We are not saved through ‘good works‘ and we do not lose our salvation when we fail. However, a person can lose their salvation if they turn away from the Lord instead of turning away (repenting) from the sin! There is a huge difference. I emphasize this continuously because the counterfeit church is teaching LIES to people. This is a seriously important piece of doctrine that if you are living in sin and believing the the big lie of once saved, always saved then you are going to find yourself left behind and wondering what went wrong. People like to feel at rest in once saved, always saved, but would you rather rest in a lie that might send you to hell? Or be at rest knowing the truth and making yourself ready to meet the Lord? Remember, Satan is in the churches working his deceptions in order to get people to believe lies and to fall into his traps. -Admin-

By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

No one would know it by your appearance, but inside you are frustrated—not with the circumstances beyond your control, but with your performance. Your supervisors at work judge you to be successful, and your family is pleased with your level of involvement at home. Still, you can’t shake the feeling that you have not done enough. A standard is out there, but you haven’t reached it yet: Maybe with a little more effort . . .

If this is frequently a sample of your thoughts, you might be struggling under the weight of perfectionism. Perfectionists drive themselves to do more and be more all the time, in an endless quest to gain approval. In every situation, even noncombative ones, perfectionists seek to have control by coming out on top.

To rid yourself of this consuming drive and put striving for excellence into healthy perspective, you must learn to acknowledge and rest in the acceptance you have in Christ. Remember, He died for you when you had nothing to offer and nothing to prove. You cannot earn His love by good performance, and you cannot lose it when we fail. Learn to rest in His achievement.

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