You visit a new friend, admire her lovely home, and suddenly you are standing in line at Marshall’s with an armful of items you don’t need.
Maybe it’s Friday night and you are perfectly content at home curled up with a good book, a quick peek on Instagram and suddenly your evening doesn’t seem quite as glamorous or important.
Comparison. Measuring our lives up to one another, asking ourselves “Why can’t I be more like her?”.
Friends, the good good news is that we were created wonderfully unique for a purpose. You have skills, talents, gifts and experiences that bring joy to the world. When we compare, we become so narrow focused that we miss the gift and joy of this season.
God is chipping away at my heart in this area.
Some days, It seems like everyone else is living a much more glamorous life then me, and with MUCH better hair. l But the reality is, I don’t always see their messy bits. I see the precious newborn, but miss the sleep deprivation or the glamorously promotion but not the long work hours and demanding expectations.
The world need our WHOLE story, messy bits included.
Comparison may steal our joy but authenticity revives it.