Lie #1: “I Have to Be Perfect”
I know Perfectionism. Let’s call her “Ms. P” for short. She showed up in my life somewhere in the middle of elementary school and decided to stick around. She doesn’t play well with others. I don’t know why I kept her around for so long. I tried to get her to leave a few times, but she always came back—until I found some truth that finally sent her packing.
Look what was hiding in Hebrews: “By one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy” (10:14). What? I’ve already been made perfect? I thought at first my Bible might have a typo. But it turns out it’s true. I’ve already been made perfect. And so have you.