We are right smack in the middle of Lent! Some of us trudging along longing for this time in the dessert to be behind us so we can go back to a life of indulgence, others joyfully gathering the spiritual consolations along the path to Calvary.
The Daughters of the King have been fleshing out some of the hangups that we have that weigh us down. One of those hangups we found to be the way we compare ourselves with others, measuring our worth by other peoples standards. It is a fruitless and often time frustrating effort for there will always be someone more intelligent, beautiful, successful or whatever qualities we aspire to attain out there. God made each one unique and for a special purpose that only the individual can fulfill. When we start comparing, we begin to wish we had a life different from what God planned for us….We begin to undermine his purpose and will for us and that takes us to a path of dissatisfaction, hopelessness… Ann Voskamp in her article says “Walk through life with a measuring stick – and your eyes get so small you never see God.” Measuring sticks always end up beating up our soul. Instead with the help of God we can see in others the unique gift that they are from God and learn to see in ourselves the gifts that God has lavished upon us.
So sisters, whenever you catch yourself comparing to someone else remember that you are wonderfully made see Psalm 139:13-14, comparing does nothing for us (2 Corinthians 10:12) instead, let us build each other up as God asks of us in Ephesians 4:29 and 1 Thessalonians 5:11.
Love and God’s blessings as we joyfully walk the way of of the Cross!