Step 2 Overcoming Perfectionism: Let It Go

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” Col. 3:23.


By: Carol McClain @carol_mcclain

I hate to break it to you. But being the mentor I am, I will do my duty and let you know.

Let go and let God.

You can’t be good at everything.

Nor should you attempt to do everything your heart desires.

Lately, the urge to paint has hit. I love the smell of oils and turpentine. The feel of paint gliding on a canvas delights me. I’m not especially good at it–primitive would be a kinder way of describing my painting skills.

However, my two passions–writing and glass–consume my time. My gifts lie in these two areas. To expand my skills into painting or quilting or working the sound room at church would only dilute my time and everything will suffer.

What is your passion? What grabs your attention and drives you forward? Where do your talents lie?

Don’t feel guilty in indulging your free time in these endeavors–be it serving in church, running marathons, volunteering in the Lions Club, visiting neighbors or restoring antiques

You are not called to be excellent at everything

  1. Find your passion
  2. Narrow your focus
  3. Enjoy your activity
  4. Do it well, but don’t worry about being as good as someone else
We are all fearfully and wonderfully made.

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