You may have been promised that when you gave your life to Jesus Christ everything will be peachy and life will make sense. The truth is man born of woman is few days old and full of trouble. Paul in Romans 7:24 said, “what a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?” The desire within for sin does not leave at salvation. We must carry this desire with us to the grave. So if perfectionism is your goal and you are overcome with grief and sadness because of this. Stop! Give up the burden as the blood of Jesus has covered your sin.
The victories we receive in life come from our joy in the Lord and not condemnation for sin. The goodness of God leads us to repentance as we realize he has paid the price for our sins. Serve the Lord with gladness and run the race that is before you. Pick up your head and run. The battle is not easy. Actually, it does not seem to make sense for a “battle” to be easy. In this evil world you must either battle or die. So make up your mind now. There is nothing wrong with the battle. Choose to enjoy the victories that Jesus Christ has made possible to those who believe. He has already said that nothing is impossible to those who believe.