I used to compare myself to others
I’m not good enough
One of my deadliest thoughts is “I’m not good/smart enough, or what I write is way too simple.” I’ve carried those phrases around with me for years. They’re like a deadweight pulling me down and I’ve used them as excuse after excuse for why I shouldn’t try anything new.
Merriam Webster listed the word “simple” exactly how I thought it would. “Lacking in expertise.”
When God created me (created you) He saw great potential. He gifted each of us with a special way of expressing ourselves. When He gave me the gift of writing He also gave me a certain style, a way of communicating that’s much different from others. If I could choose to describe the way I write, it would be in the hope that my words are always modest and humble, but I especially want them to be readily understood. I want to always express my love for Christ, but also let His love for you bleed through every single sentence I write.
God never intended for us to play the comparison game. If we keep thinking that way, we miss out on God’s blessings; we miss His blessings for us, and we miss giving away His blessings to others. As you go into this new week, please do so knowing that you are a very unique person. Everything about you was created with a purpose and plan. God poured His very best work into each strand of your DNA and now He’s standing back waiting and watching for you to bloom.
Don’t ever let someone else (even if it’s yourself) tell you that you can’t do something, or that you aren’t good enough. Let God have the first and last say, and I triple dog dare believe He will always be there at the starting line encouraging you to begin, on the sideline cheering you on, and the finish line waiting for you to succeed. Believe in yourself because He most certainly believes in you.
Join me in prayer:
I want so hard to keep those voices out of my head that tell me I’m not smart enough, good enough, strong enough, Christian enough, but sometimes it’s really hard. Help me Father to truly understand that You created me to be special, to shine light for you, to be true to myself. Help me see that when I compare myself to others I’m saying that You didn’t do a good enough job creating me.
Thank You so very much for life, thank you for each and every reader. Bless them with the knowledge to see how unique and lovely they are, and how very much You love them.
In Jesus’ name I pray,
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