I tend to be a perfectionist. However, much of what I do falls far short of perfection. A desire for perfection can be paralyzing. After all, why should we do something if it is not perfect?
Now there certainly is a place to strive for perfection. In fact, that probably should be our goal. But we should not allow a lack of perfection to paralyze us. I have been helped by attempting to adopt a statement that one of my teachers repeatedly emphasized: “We do the best we can.”
As I go about my work I want to keep in mind that my responsibility is to do my best. I want to keep going and growing. For some reason God has chosen to use people for the accomplishment of his purposes. I am grateful that we can have confidence that God will bring good out of our feeble efforts.