Comparison is no friend of mine. It wants to be but I have to deny the phone calls, the Instagram photos, and the reminders that seem to lurk. Comparison is the fastest way to make you feel like trash. The enemy tries to flash all these “things” in our face that makes us question ourselves or have our image altered. Comparison is definitely something I struggle with. Social media is such a curse and blessing in my life – a blessing to be able to connect with people worldwide but a curse in the fact that you never seem good enough. Do you know what I mean?
I recently went away to the mountains with some friends and it was so nice to recharge & refocus. I always say I’m going to do that on vacation but this time I actually did it. Usually, when I am on vacation I am too busy connecting with old friends, shopping, sleeping, and eating out that I forget to actually recharge spiritually and emotionally. But this particular weekend was different. I spent time praying, reflecting, and worshiping God and praying that God would turn my weaknesses to my strengths. It’s not an easy prayer to pray but there is no greater feeling then allowing God to speak. Sometimes the things God wants to say, we don’t take the time to just listen. At least that is how I feel. But while I was praying, I felt God say, “Be inspired by others, not intimidated.” Easier said than done but if we (really talking to me here), can really live by that just think how things would be different. You wouldn’t worry about being “cool,” you could be you. The “you” God wanted before you were even formed. That would sure take the pressure off ourselves & allow us to step into our calling from God.
So today, be you! Don’t be stuck in the trap of comparing yourself to others. You matter. Your story matters. People are waiting to meet YOU, you don’t have to wait to meet others.
So today, be you! Don’t be stuck in the trap of comparing yourself to others. You matter. Your story matters. People are waiting to meet YOU, not someone you wish you were.
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9