*There will be pictures. Lots of pictures!😂*
But I digress. I really want to share just how grateful I am for all that God is doing! While you won’t find any unicorns and rainbows here, if you could take a look into my heart, hopefully you could see an amazing work that only our Father could accomplish. I’m going to spare you the recap and instead skip right to the present!
Have you ever found yourself in a space of negativity and criticism, toward yourself and others? Just me???
I know when I’m in that space it’s because I’ve neglected several important disciplines. Some of the things that help me get back on track are:
* Daily intentional time in God’s Word
* Keeping a gratitude journal
* Listening to biblically sound podcasts (currently Stirring Faith)
* Limiting my free time (that will be happening naturally in 3 days with the end of school!)
* Connecting with godly friends
* STOP comparing myself to others
I really want to hone in on the last point - comparison. If this is you, PLEASE STOP IT NOW!
You are fearfully, wonderfully and uniquely made by a loving Father who has plans for your life that are beyond anything you can even imagine. (Psalm 139:13-16)
Look, I can’t, for the life of me, take IG worthy photos! But that doesn’t make me less than or less loved by God!
I don’t always prepare the healthy meals I intend for my family, but guess what? No less loved!
I struggle with being an extreme introvert, but I’m loved no less!
The list goes on and on, as I’m sure yours does too but friend, I want you to hear this loud and clear: God’s love for you is unconditional!! (1 John 3:1). We have different gifts, talents and personalities, and we aren’t meant to compare to or be like anyone else!
It’s time we learn to shrug off those things we are struggling in comparison and rejoice in the gifts we have. God is most glorified when we use them for His glory. And when that’s our goal, we don’t have time to compare, and we can enjoy the peace that comes with gratitude ♥️