(I forgot to finish posting this challenge…oops…)
“There are no perfect moms…just imperfect ones partnering with a Perfect God.” –Jill Savage, NO MORE PERFECT MOMS
Challenge: If you’ve never made the choice to partner with God and say “yes” to him, you can do that now by praying these words or something similar: God I want to know you. I’m tired of trying to live on my own strength. I can’t do this alone. I need you. Thank you for sending Jesus to this earth; I want him to be the leader of my life. Today I’m grabbing your hand that’s reaching out to me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
“When we’re trying to root out the Perfection Infection from our life, we desperately need God’s strength. On our own, we don’t have what it takes to successfully move from pride to humility, fear to courage, insecurity to confidence, and judgment to grace.” –Jill Savage
Challenge: Find a notebook to begin writing down all the times you ask for help and God answers. Look back often and thank Him for his care and provision for your needs.
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11
“We confuse the role God plays in our life, when we depend on people to approve, define, or accept us. Only God gives us an unchangeable, perfect identity. We can embrace our perfect identity when we’re able to see ourselves through God’s eyes.” –Jill Savage
Challenge: Daily remind yourself of God’s love for you. Find Bible verses that speak to you of God’s love, and memorize them. Let God’s love be the foundation of who you are so you can find your worth in Him.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:5
“The Bible is our instruction book for life. God longs for us to read the directions and follow them. He doesn’t promise that we’ll have a perfect life, but he does promise us that he’ll show us how to handle the imperfections of life with grace, hope, love, and integrity.” -Jill Savage
Challenge: Pick an area of struggle in your thought life. Then pick a Bible verse that speaks to the lies you believe (using an on-line concordance like www.biblegateway.com can help you find a verse by searching the Bible by topic or word). Every time those negative thoughts pop up, battle back. Say your memory verse out loud. Replace the lies with truth.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
“I love the perspective one seasoned friend shared about the Perfection Infection: “The older I get, the closer I get to figuring out that there is no enviable life out there. I need to pay more attention to the blessings I have, and less to the myopic illusion that others are better, and better off, than I am.” –Jill Savage
Challenge: Think back over the past month. What is one key take-away you’d like to start implementing from this challenge? Will you continue on as you did before, or will you respond with change?
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
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