Posts with the tag “perfection”
by Devon McCoy on February 15th, 2021
I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear Jesus described as “perfect,” I feel some kind of yucky feelings arise in me. It makes my failure feel closer. It makes me want to quit trying and it makes it that much easier to accept defeat when the word “perfect” is applied to anyone...because that’s just so far from my reality. And I’ve also heard this: perfection is boring. But no matter your prior...
Spiraling out of Perfectionism
by Devon McCoy on February 10th, 2021
I have always been an observer. I like to sit back and watch what is going on rather than be in the center of it all. When I take a step back and gain enough distance to observe the church as a body, or even just the UGA Wesley Foundation as a body, there are motifs which occur in my observations.I have seen a large portion of our body, myself included, struggling with anxiety. I have seen the fru...
The Perfect Pursuit of Holiness
by Devon McCoy on January 11th, 2021
My prayer for myself this year is that I would faithfully pursue holiness, not perfectionism. The definition of perfectionism is “the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.” In the perfectionistic cycle of trying to be perfect, failing, and responding in despair we begin to focus more on what we think about ourselves than what God thinks about us. What a tragedy! The pursuit of perfec...