Ah, Excellence! We’ve heard it many time. “We do what we do with excellence!” and “We are a house of anointed excellence!”.
In theory, that’s probably a very noble saying. But I believe it depends on your definition of excellence.
I have prayerfully considered this – and (I believe) that the Lord has shown me what the problem is here –
Perfection is the absence of mistakes – Excellence is the absence of sloppiness.
Our experience is that excellence and perfection are being confused, at least in our church. How many times have I seen flashes of anger because a microphone didn’t work exactly as planned – or because of the feedback that came from the monitors on the platform.
People make mistakes – there is only one perfect One.
The spirit of perfection is a debilitating spirit – nobody can measure up to this. Far too much emphasis is being placed on performing perfectly, at all times. All this does is cause stress and an unreachable goal.
Jesus said, “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” Matthew 11:30 – perfection is neither easy nor light…
Question of the day – is this isolated? Is it rampant within the Charismatic world?
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