It's the lie that creeps in whenever I let my guard down. I know it can't be reached, yet Satan's found it to be my Achilles heel and loves to go straight for it. It's one of the few ways he's still able to paralyze me these days.
It took me three weeks of battling it in my blogging before I realized he was at it again: I couldn't settle on a topic; I wondered if it was even worth continuing when there are so many superior blogs. And then when I did sit down to write, my Internet would go out for the night--this happened several times. I kept waiting for another "perfect" time to write...
Then, this morning, Papa opened my eyes to reveal that I had re-entered perfection mode.
I've battled it for so many years, that it's rare Satan can catch me in the same areas he's been before. So instead, he's begun slipping into new ones.
Perfectionism is not something we can reach here on earth. It is one of the only truly impossible feats, and a lie from the pit of Hell. There has only ever been one man to walk this earth who has ever reached perfection. He didn't achieve it through disciplines or checklists. He started there, for He, Himself is perfection. And I am ever so thankful that He offers us the full measure of His Grace daily.
I do not want my life to ever even hint that I could walk daily on my own. It is only by His Grace that I have eternal purpose and can run freely without paralysis.
My prayer for both you, and myself, is that we will recognize this lie of the enemy before it can take a foothold. Throw it off and flee from it. Satan wants so badly to paralyze the saints to keep us from fulling living out our purposes. But we do not fight as one that beats the air, put on Christ, and press on, Beloved of the King. He has a purpose for you to fulfill.