As women, we constantly struggle with comparing ourselves. I for one am guilty of this. I constantly compare myself to other wives, moms, Christians, friends; etc. every single time I do I am left feeling inadequate. I think I’m not good enough. I think all the things I’m doing are nothing and void. All that is doing is setting myself up to be constantly kicked by the enemy.
He will use our weakness of comparison to destroy us. He will whisper continuous thoughts of doubt and steal our joy. We need to stop that cycle. How you ask? Being confident. Confident in ourselves not to compare ourselves to others. To see ourselves through the eyes of Jesus.
Christ made us all unique in our own ways. I maybe able to encourage people in ways others can’t and vise versa. Our Heavenly Father gave us individual gifts to use to help others. He didn’t want us constantly going down the rabbit hole of comparison. He wants us united and joyful so we can spread His gospel and truth the lost and hurting. We can’t be the vessels He needs us to be if we are constantly breaking ourselves down in comparison to others.
So, I challenge you and myself to break the cycle of comparison. Next time you find yourself comparing stop it, refocus and be joyful for that person. Turn the comparison into joy. Stop allowing it to steal your joy away. Be confident. Be bold. Be JOYFUL. We are all in this together, as sisters and brothers in Christ. Our journeys may be different and that’s ok. The differences shouldn’t cause division, instead we should use them to join together to help others. Be thankful for you who are and the gifts you were given. Don’t let comparison become your downfall. Xoxo
“Let each person examine his own work, and then he can take pride in himself alone, and not compare himself with someone else. For each person will have to carry his own load.”
Galatians 6:4-5 CSB