Hey guys! So today I wanna talk about something that I struggle with sooo much, comparison! I always am scrolling through Instagram and I’ll see girls who are skinner than me. Or I’ll be looking at other peoples blogs and think that they are way more successful than me or that my blog will never be as good as theirs.
I think I struggle with this so much because every person wants to be the best at something. The best Christian, the prettiest, the skinniest, the one with the most followers, etc. I also struggle with becoming totally obsessed with things! Whenever I’m interested in something I get stuck on it and it’s all I talk about! This trait can sometimes be a good thing, but it can also be super toxic if I’m not careful.
Most of my life, I didn’t even realize that I struggle with comparing myself to others. But after talking to Bryce about it for a while I realized that I totally make things idols in my life so easily! So I’m not making this post to say that I’ve conquered comparison, because I’m far from that phase. But I want to begin improving myself to where I’m not comparing myself to others, but comparing myself to Jesus.
Some say comparison is the thief of joy, but I feel like it isn’t just the thief of joy. Comparison is the thief of everything. Remember to keep your eyes on a purposeful and faith based life and self image. Instead of comparing yourself to those who have achievements or awesome talents, be happy for them and encourage them. Celebrate your own progress in this path of life, not perfection. Perfection is unattainable!
So instead of comparing ourselves to others, let’s begin living with more gratitude! Gratitude turns what we have into more than enough. I’m just beginning this path, and I’m praying that with making an effort to compare myself less I’ll become more like the girl Jesus has created me to be.
So, pray for me on this path of becoming more thankful for who Jesus made me to be! Pray that I’ll not compare myself to others and just be the best me I can be! I’ll be praying for you all, too!