Don’t compare. Don’t compete. Be who God created you to be. You are not a copy, you are an original. His original. God loves you- for you!
I have to admit that sometimes I find myself comparing myself to others, and usually wind up feeling bad in the process. Just this week I went looking at Top bloggers, women who speak around the country, etc. WOW! I found some amazing women. As I was looking at all they were doing, accomplishing, etc., I begin to doubt myself. Is God really calling me? Gosh, I don’t have what they have, etc., all those negative thoughts that the enemy throws in to stop us. Have you ever felt that way? God calls us for His purpose, not to be someone else. Just be me, with all my imperfections, my ups and downs. He loves me. He loves you. He doesn’t want us to be anybody else.
In my searching I came across this message from Jennie Catron. She said this so perfectly that I wanted to share it with each of you. Be blessed.
A Little Reminder – Jenni Catron
I am not called to do what everyone else is doing.
I believe that… and then I don’t.
I believe it on the days when I am being praised for what I’ve done.
I believe it on days when I feel momentum.
I believe it on days when I’m thriving.
I don’t believe it on the days when it’s just plain hard.
I don’t believe it on days when I feel like the odd girl out.
I don’t believe it on days when no one else validates what I’m doing.
You are called to be you.
Just lead. Just be. Just do all that God has specifically called you to do!
Thanks Jenni for sharing. Each of you go and make it a great day- touch someone and be a blessing along the way.
QUESTION: In what areas do you find yourself comparing yourself to others?
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Delinda Layne says
D- Absolutely- thanks for sharing, you are so right. Even through our doubts Christ is there.
Such a great message for all of us. I echo Sherry as well above! We always want to remember how special God is and how he takes such great time with in that 9 months and makes each one of us so unique! We are human and tempting some days, that we feel…just not on our game as we do other days. I feel those days we are tempted by the tempter to compare our self worth, we look for perfection…..and knowing there is no “good” , we need to smile, look up to Jesus, with Him all knowing and send a little godly sunshine to someone in Jesus name and the tempter is gone with the cloudy day is too….sunshine just comes back to around! 🙂
Delinda Layne says
Thanks S – I always appreciate your input- Thanks for sharing
What a GREAT message for everyone to remember – we ARE wonderfully, uniquely and specially made with God. Great reminder – great blog.