Obsessed for Perfection
By: Rick Boxx
March 30, 2015
My son, Jeremy, battles with obsessive compulsive disorder. He’s consumed in his pursuit of his view of perfection.
For instance, perfect for Jeremy is a completely full roll of toilet paper. When someone uses that toilet paper, then, it’s no longer perfect. Therefore, Jeremy flushes it all down the toilet so that he can replace it!
What I’ve discovered is that perfection is me-centered. When we get obsessed with our idea of perfection it becomes about us, whereas excellence is about serving others.
Philippians 2:3 teaches, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
In your work, you can pursue perfection or you can pursue excellence. Perfection is a destination that brings bondage. Excellence, however, is a journey that is selfless. Which will you choose?
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