Confessions of an Overachiever

I have a confession to make.  I’m an over achiever and this is a struggle at times.

I want everything to look perfect, although I’m far from perfect.

Do you look for perfection in all things?

Recently, at work our corporate office conducted their annual survey.  My department received a low A, but that was not good enough for me.  I wanted only the best and knowing the areas in which they focused and we lacked, I began to develop a plan for improvement.  After all, I am determined that by next year, when we receive our review we will have that high A.

But, I have to remind myself that I am not perfect and can only do so much.  I can only expect so much from my team within the time factors we have.

Sometimes it feels as if no matter how much effort we put into things it is not good enough.  But, I have to humble myself to admit that I allow fear to stand in the way.  On many occasions I allow my insecurities to get the best of me and mount up into what seems like an insurmountable fear.

Paul wrote in Philippians to be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  {Philippians 4:6-7}

When fear or perfection creep in and attempt to derail my plans, all I can do is turn it over the Lord and ask him to not allow the enemy to get the best of me.  This is the only way that I can break through these barriers and begin to make progress in my struggles for perfection and fears of inadequacy.

Each day, all the Lord is ask is to give my best in what He has asked me to do that day and to trust Him.

Peter reminded us that the Lord cares for us and we should cast our anxieties on him.  {1 Peter 5:7}

So, I will continue to strive to turn my insecurities and fears over to the Lord and do what He ask and expects of me.

Do you give God your fears and insecurities?

 

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