“Admire others’ beauty without questioning your own.” – Unknown
Have you ever looked at someone else’s blog and instantly thought it looked better than yours?
I do that all the time.
We are so quick to compare ourselves to others. In nearly every situation we find ourselves in, there’s comparing going on. We either think that we’re better than others, or we’re worse off than they are, and usually it’s the latter that we feel.
It is so easy for us to look around and feel like what we have isn’t enough. I know this because I do it, too.
It makes me so sad when I grow discontent with my blog, fashion sense, facial features, body shape, relationship status, everything I have because at least one person has “more” than I do!
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that comparison is a bad habit, because comparison is our automatic response to interacting with the world. However, it’s what we do with that input that will make or break us.
Just because you don’t look like one beautiful person doesn’t mean you’re not beautiful yourself.
Just because you don’t own the same phone, or car, or clothes that someone else has doesn’t mean you aren’t extremely blessed.
Just because your blog has less followers than other blogs you follow doesn’t mean you don’t have a valuable audience.
It’s hard to be happy with what we have when we’re jealous of the world. I’ve been comparing myself to others for years, and that time spent worrying and fretting has yet to add worth to my life in any way.
There are healthy ways we can strive to be like others.
Let’s allow the people we admire to inspire us instead of bringing us down! Reach high for your goals instead of sitting in one place, stuck in the belief that you’ll never get to where others are. So much is possible if we put our minds to it and refuse to give up. Awesome things take time.
My prayer for you today is that you would not allow what you don’t have in life to bring you down. There is beauty to be found in what our futures hold. ❤
Why I Want To End Comparison:
- I want to truly enjoy and appreciate my life.
- I want to be happy for others without being jealous.
- I want to be motivated by others’ success and passions.
- I want to be content with what I have.
- I want to embrace my own style and interests without invalidating them.
Why do you want to end comparison?
Will you join me on this challenge?
“Comparisons make you feel superior or inferior, neither serve a useful purpose.” – Unknown
Come visit my Christian living blog, Living For His Delight, for more inspiration and encouragement!