I started a Bible study on God’s love about a week ago.  It is totally revolutionizing the way I see Him. 

Anyways, there were some journal questions today that I thought I would share:  Do you compare yourself to other women?  Do you compare your life and your spirituality to theirs?  How does that affect you?

I think those are great questions, and not just for women.  Too often, we get caught up in trying to be as good as this person, or at least better than this one…if you know what I mean.  I was reminded today that when it comes to spirituality, we aren’t designed to shop around and see if someone else’s faith will work for us.  We can compare all we want, but doing so doesn’t normally benefit us in any way.  In fact, it can make us feel discouraged, or on the flip side, boastful about how “good we are doing.”  Neither of those options are in God’s plans for us.

There is no one else like me.  Never was.  Never will be.  My spiritual journey holds that same principle.  I cannot compare myself with others and expect to be living in all that God has for me.  He has a unique and specific purpose for each of us, and if we’re so busy trying to be someone else, we can never fully embrace the life we were created to live.

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which He prepared in advance for us to do.
-Ephesians 2:10

So, today, don’t be anybody but you.  It’s okay to have role models, but realize that Christ is the only one worth idolizing.  And if you put your trust and life in His perfect love, you won’t be disappointed.


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