Get Out of the Comparison Trap and Just Be Yourself!
We all know someone who appears to have it all figured out. We watch them from ImSoInadequateville and wish for more. Wish that we could decorate like she can, mom like she can, wife like she does, own that business like she does, multitask like she can, cook like she does, manage that company like she does, dress like she does…(YOU fill in the blank). The list of people I think I should “be like” just might be never-ending. The comparison trap is a real thing!
The truth is, God has generously gifted each of us in special ways. He had no intention of us living up to one another; He simply wants us to live up to exactly who He created us to be. Nothing more, nothing less. Have you ever reached a status IN ANY AREA OF LIFE in which you can declare that you have now officially “arrived?” Um, I haven’t. And I’m willing to bet that whoever you have in mind that you think you should be living up to hasn’t either. In one of her must-read books, Unglued, Lysa TerKeurst speaks about “imperfect progress.” Oh, how this resonated so deeply with me. I MUST be content with making progress, a little at a time, imperfectly, without comparison to others, and NOT in my own strength, but with the help of my Savior. It has to be enough. It IS enough. Claim freedom now from the comparison trap!VIEW POST