I would like to think that this isn't a stumbling block for me but every once in a while comparison will show it's ugly head and whisper destructive thoughts like you're not good enough, look at her, they have their life together, they do a better job, look what her husband does for her, her kids are smarter, their house, car, etc is better.....and so on.
As soon as these thoughts start creeping in what should be done?
Stop those destructive thoughts. Don't allow the enemy to set one foot in your thought closet. If you allow those thoughts in, we allow the enemy to feed us lies and those lies feed pain, fear and ungratefulness into our lives. It also says we do not trust God. When we get into the comparison mode we are saying we do not trust God knows what he is doing in our lives. We must submit those destructive thoughts to God and refocus on our blessings.
Instead of listening to the dreaded comparison whisperer, start speaking out the good about your life.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
God loves me.
I am blessed with means of transportation, a roof over my head, food on my table, clothes for my family to wear.
God is taking care of us.
In your marriage, speak out the good things your husband does for you instead of focusing of what he doesn't do.
He sends a text every day
Calls when he can
Tells me he loves me
Loves our kids
Is a hard worker and good provider.
We are all a work in progress. We are all on different paths with different circumstances. Lets not compare our first chapter to someones 20th chapter. Find the good in each day. Let's ask God daily what He wants us to learn. Let's be content with where God has us but eager to move forward to be better. To be the woman, wife and mother that God wants us to be. To be the person God wants us to be.
God is enough. Trust Him. Lean on Him. Walk with Him. God should be our joy. Let's not let our fears, emotions and destructive thoughts rule our lives. Let's counsel our hearts with the word of God. Let's not take scripture for granted. Claim the strength in it. Draw near to God.
Read Isaiah 43. God has called us by name. He created us. He has been thinking and loving us all this time. He knows what is best for us. God says when we pass through the waters and fires that he'll be with us. He doesn't say we will have it easy but he says he will be with us and he will not let those trials consume us. He calls us precious and tells us he loves us. Read the chapter but pray first that God will open your eyes and heart to take in what He wants you to understand. Let's stand on the strength and power of the word of God. Let's get excited about what God is doing in our lives!!
No comparison allowed. No destructive thoughts allowed.
Let's pray this verse over ourselves everyday.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
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