Why do we compare ourselves?
The question plagues me. When I look at my shortcomings next to my friends’ strengths, I find myself… short.
When I look at what my house… isn’t… I become discontent.
When I compare the best of others to the worst of mine… Really?! We aren’t talking apples to apples, I’m thinking.
But why go there?
Why not look at what I do have, appreciate the messes made by my many littles instead of look at the house that protests the presence of those littles? Realize that my introverted self has strengths too, instead of thinking how much easier extroverted friends have it with ______.
Fearfully. Wonderfully. Created. For His own glory. Not mine.
That’s what I’ve been thinking about lately.
Charlotte Moore says
Good post!!! So glad I got an update. I had to sign up again.
Thanks, Charlotte! I’ve missed you! I’m glad it’s working again. My blog got a bit mixed up there for a while – sorry!
Because of our sin nature it’s easy to get caught up in what we don’t have (and others seem to have), instead of appreciating what we have so blessed with. I think we all need to keep reminding ourselves of this. Thanks for the reminder Adrienne.
Lisa A. Simmons says
It’s The Human Side Of Us Getting The Better Of Us. We Think Everyone Has It Better But In Reality We Ourselves Have It The Best.
Rebecca Brewington says
I am so blessed to call you my friend. You are such an inspiration to me. I was in need of your words that you wrote tonight. Thank you.
God uses you in so many ways and you -my friend – are a precious gem!!