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Escalating thoughts, replaying conversations over and over again in my head, ruminating on others and their opinions of me, and desperately wanting to be seen for what I do. The performance trap haunted me for a very long time and lead to emotional and spiritual exhaustion. I thought I was seeking godliness, when in reality I was trying to be perfect.
Perfectionism is a deceitful goal. Clothed in what looks like selflessness, service, and glory to God and others, its motives are quite the opposite.
God grabbed a hold of me through the powerful truth of His Word and some honest friends. He began a process of exposing my prideful motivations. This is my story of what God has done to change my heart and surrender the self-serving need to please others.
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