Excellence Over Perfection

September 15, 2016 394
Mitch Fergeson

Together Creative is designed to personify unity of community through worship expression in creativity. This initiative will feature different artists using their varying creative expressions of worship to bring attention to worship as a lifestyle through all venues of creativity. In the Together Creative blog series, we will feature a variety of writers who will bring light to unseen perspectives.

Throughout my walk, with Christ, there have been numerous times where I procrastinated creating, whether through music, writing, or design. I wait for the day of arrival when everything is just done. What I’ve realized is that the day of arrival never comes through procrastination. During the past two years of playing with the Bethel Church worship team, there have been times when I would be reminded of a thought telling me  how my talent could be so much more advanced, or I could have tried harder. Over the course of the past two years, I have come to believe a very simple, yet profound revelation: I get to choose what I think — because I am created to be a powerful person in Christ, I can choose to partner with a negative thought or ask God for the truth of what He says. Some of my most powerful encounters with God were through choosing to reject thoughts that didn’t originate in Him and choose to knit myself to what He’s doing in the present.

I believe God is calling a generation into excellence, and calling us away from perfectionism.

For too long we have said, “if it’s not perfect then I won’t even try.” God isn’t asking for perfect. He is asking for your best. I will be the first to admit I don’t always get this right. However, at the end of the day, I want to know I gave my all, my best from work all the way down into social media.

God isn’t asking for perfect. He is asking for your best.

There are so many ways resistance shows up that can keep us from being the person we want to be and doing the things we want to do, the things we were created to do. If we aren’t conscious of how we are writing our life, other things [which may be good or bad] will try and take the pen out of our hands, and begin writing a different story. It is time to take back the pen of our lives and start partnering with the Holy Spirit to advance the Kingdom in creative ways the world has never seen.