“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”—George Orwell
The struggle of many artists, musicians, and authors is that perfection is unattainable. A painting can always be made better. A song can always be remixed. A book (or devotion) can always be worded more better.
At some point, you need to just consider your work good enough and let the world have it.
Perhaps you know how imprisoning it can feel never to be satisfied with what you’re doing. So today, meditate on an important scriptural truth that will bring you some freedom.
It’s not about settling for average. It’s not about caring less about what you do.
It’s about looking in a different direction.
You see, perfectionism draws you inward with the lie that you’re capable of doing better and responsible for doing better. But Jesus did not call you to be perfect. He called you to reflect.
I doubt that the moon feels terrible for not being brighter than it is. Its job is simply to reflect light, and it does a perfect job of that.
So too your role is not to be perfect. Jesus Christ already attained that for you. Your job is simply to reflect the peace that comes from God’s grace shining on you.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26).