I remember just sitting there, so scared and so angry. I wanted to scream at him for what he had just done to me but knew I couldn’t, for fear of what else he might do.
Successful Fortune 500 businesswoman and mentor Cindy McPherson hasn’t always been the woman she is today. Raised in an abusive and dysfunctional home as the youngest of 4 children, she married right out of high school, divorced, and supported herself and her daughter as a single mom with just a high school education. Later in life, her own wrong choices threatened to destroy her family and career.
Now she is sharing fifteen simple yet powerful truths that she has learned. They will motivate, inspire, and challenge you to move beyond your past. If you struggle with seeing the bright side in the middle of difficulties—and most people do—then you will be challenged and encouraged to get back up and keep going.
Here is just one lesson that’s explained more fully in her book:
Mark it down. Take it to the bank. It’s a 100% lifetime guarantee. If you’re trying to change the course of your life, it’s a truth that needs to sink deep into your soul: it’s time to let go of those behaviors and attitudes that you justify as “perfectionism.” Here’s the reality: so-called “perfectionism” is really nothing more than the feeling of needing to have absolute control over a particular area of life. The truth is that you and I will never, despite our best efforts, be able to control every aspect of our lives. Why? Because we weren’t designed to be in control. God is the only One who can lay claim to that power. Thus, the more we seek personal perfection in any area of our lives, the more frustrated we become, because what we seek is simply unattainable. Author Edith Schaeffer, wife of the Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer, said it this way: “People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.”
We would be wise to allow Him to direct our lives rather than continue in our frustrated pursuit of perfection.