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Comparison is a trap I know about all too well. A few weeks ago I was scrolling through Instagram. I saw this quote that I saved to my phone because it made me really stop and think. “I will not compare myself to strangers on the internet.” I was reminded that that’s exactly what I do! I hit that little magnifying glass and I scroll silently judging myself–repeating the lies of the Devil. “You’re never going to get to that point in your life“. “She’s SO bold and confident; I’ll never be able to be like that.” Or “Your life is SO boring and different! You’ll never make this business thing really work.”
“And they served…in golden vessels, each vessel being different from the other…”
As I read this verse I was reminded of just how special I am in God’s eyes.
- I was created by a loving God whose only Son was willing to die so that I could be close to Him (John 3:16, John 17:20-21).
- I have a unique plan and purpose on this earth. To glorify Him in all I do and shine a light on just how good He is in my own special way. And God’s given me EVERYTHING I need to live this out (1 Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 5:16, 1 Peter 1:3)!
- I have an important place in my family and in the entire body of Christ. He put me just where He wants me—where I’ll serve Him best; and if I don’t do my part, we all suffer (1 Corinthians 12:18, 25).
- He has clothed me with His righteousness (Isaiah 61:10). I did nothing to earn this and I can’t do anything to ever pay Him back. This is a gift that He gave me because HE LOVES ME (Romans 5:8, 11:6; Ephesians 2:8-9).
- Because of what Jesus has done I am now a daughter of the King. Royalty in His Kingdom (Galatians 3:26, Romans 8:15, 1 Peter 2:9).
I still struggle with comparison an awful lot but I’m learning. I’m beginning to understand that it’s okay to be different. As Christians we’re encouraged to be different and stand out from the world around us (2 Corinthians 6:17). I’m very different than most almost 22 year old’s. I enjoy good food with a good movie (and it’s even better if it coordinates)!! Spending time with family, sometimes I enjoy working outside, watching the chickens free-range, and fires in the fireplace. I love vintage things or speaking our own movie/T.V. language. And I’m learning that that’s okay. The world needs people like me. Just like the world needs people just like you.
I hope that this encourages you and that you’re reminded of just how special and unique that you are. Embrace the ways that you’re different and realize that God made you just as you are and He loves you!!
Until next time,