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Strive for excellence and not Perfection



As Christian women, we need to keep in mind that the journey of pursuing excellence is more valuable than the destination of perfection.


Excellence is about having the drive and ambition to be the best we can be while still understanding that no one is perfect. We are called by God to strive for excellence in all areas of our lives, whether it’s as a mother, daughter, friend, or professional.


On the other hand, perfectionism often leads to stress and anxiety as we try to achieve the impossible. It can cause us to be hard on ourselves and others when mistakes are made, instead of viewing them as opportunities for learning and growth.


I had been working on a project for some time and was feeling very discouraged when I read Galatians 6:4. It says, "Let each of you prove what work he is doing, and then he will have his glory in himself alone, and not in comparison with another." This reminded me that it’s okay if I don’t always get it right. I don't need to measure up to anyone's definition of perfection. This totally freed me to be me and just do my best.


The Bible is full of examples of excellence triumphing over perfection. While Jesus was perfect in every way, He still faced trials and hardships during His time on Earth. But Jesus persevered and rose above it all, setting an example for us to follow when striving for excellence instead of perfection.

As a Christian woman, you are already blessed with the Spirit of God within you, so use that as motivation to strive for excellence in whatever you do. Put forth your best effort, have faith in yourself, and understand that no one is perfect. You will be surprised at how much further you can go when striving for excellence instead of perfection.

God has given us the strength and grace to excel in life. The pursuit of excellence should be our mission as Christian women, so let’s take it upon ourselves to reach new heights and experience true success.

A life of excellence is also much more forgiving than one of perfection. Perfectionism can not only lead to anxiety and depression, but it can also keep us from fulfilling our purpose in life. On the other hand, striving for excellence encourages us to take risks and keep going despite the occasional failure.

Finally, pursuing excellence rather than perfection allows us to embrace our humanity and weaknesses. In 2 Corinthians 12:9, God tells Paul that his "power is made perfect in weakness". This verse reminds us that true strength comes from embracing our human limitations and allowing God’s grace to fill the gaps.

As Christian women, let us strive for excellence and not be overwhelmed by the pursuit of perfection. When we pursue excellence in our lives, we can experience joy through God's grace and live a life filled with purpose and impact.

Remember, excellence is more valuable than perfection. So don’t be discouraged by your mistakes and instead keep striving for greatness. With God on our side, nothing is impossible!

For every woman out there pursuing a life of excellence! The Lord has given us the power to excel, so make the most out of it!

You may never achieve true "perfection"—whatever that means—but if we strive for a life of excellence, then our lives will be filled with purpose and joy. In 1 Peter 4:10, it says, "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace." This verse teaches us that God has gifted us with unique skills and talents, and we should use them to serve others. As long as we strive to be the best version of ourselves, that's all that matters.


It is important to remember that while striving for excellence is an honorable pursuit, it should not come at the cost of our well-being. We must always practice self-care and be mindful of our mental health. If you ever find yourself stuck in the perfectionism trap, take a step back and focus on taking small steps towards excellence instead.


Finally, pursuing excellence rather than perfection allows us to embrace our humanity and weaknesses. In 2 Corinthians 12:9, God tells Paul that his "power is made perfect in weakness". This verse reminds us that true strength comes from embracing our human limitations and allowing God’s grace to fill the gaps.

Strive for excellence, and do not be overwhelmed by the pursuit of perfection. When we pursue excellence in our lives, we can experience joy through God's grace and live a life filled with purpose and impact.



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