Sunday, October 14, 2012

Don't Allow Comparison to STEAL your joy.

Happy Sunday Friends..
 
 
When I was younger I would compare myself to everyone and anyone I knew. I was never smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough or sweet enough. Can you relate?
 
I didn't have the same financial blessings, the happier disposition, the better family, the nicer things, the best job, the cutest hair, the same size waist, the deeper spirituality, the bigger home, the countless friends, the highest education, the bigger wardrobe, the charismatic ways....and so on and so on and so on.
 
I could go on all day with what else I didn't possess that I thought I should.
 
I thought about my list of things that I didn't have more then the list of things I did have.
 
And eventually comparing stole my joy.
 
 
I am so unbelievably thankful that in time I began to change my way of thinking.
 
Eventually, it didn't matter what kind of lifestyle I had or what type of person I was as long as I was being the me God intended me to be.
 
My acceptance wasn't found in friends or family or my education or my husband or my children.
My acceptance was found in God.
 
As soon as I started looking at what I did have, what I was blessed with, I began to get happy again!
I started to see myself as God intended me to be seen by others.
 
He made me unique and a little crazy at times, but He made me to be an example of Him, and I wasn't able to do that when I was too busy trying to be like everyone else. 
 
I want to encourage you today, wherever you are in your journey, that you are the best you there has ever been!
Accept your quirks and your difficulties and your set backs and know they are only going to make you stronger and better and more capable.
 
Enjoy what you have been given in your life, as small as it may seem at times. It is so much better to enjoy the life you have been given, then to waste it comparing yourself to everyone else.
 
I did that. And am so happy now, that my babies can see me being me, the good bad and the ugly, without the comparison's to others.
 
Don't let anyone or anything steal your joy.
 
 Joy is yours to be had.
 
Every single day.
 
Have a lovely Simple Sunday...

5 comments:

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Beautiful post :)

Sandy Ang said...

how very true. words to live by !

twelve-O-eight said...
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Bethany@http://thislittleestate.blogspot.ca/ said...

Whoops! Still learning how to reply effectively! Didnt mean to delete that beautiful comment you took the time to write.
:(
Thankd for stopping by ladies. :) I appreciate every single comment, and YOU!

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