Stop comparing yourself to other women

We are living in times where people’s personal lives are literally thrown in our faces everywhere we look.



There is so much access to other women’s lives on Facebook, Twitter, Instragram or Television. And unfortunately as Christian women we end up being sucked into other people’s lives.

Spending time on social media sometimes can rob you of your own joy as you watch everyone "splatter" their "glorious and happy" lives.  And yet your life is the same old routine.

It’s in that moment that many of us look around and consciously or unconsciously compare ourselves to others because it seems that those women have better lives than ours.

We wish we were them– with their perceived “perfect” lives. We compare our “weaknesses” to their perceived “strengths”.

We wonder what is wrong with us, with our methods, with our prayer life or even our whole relationship with God because He obviously isn't blessing us like He is blessing them.

The problem with this is that you are comparing yourself to a perception – a perception that you have about the other woman.

But no matter how perfect people look, they have their own personal struggles and like all of us, they too have to “work out their own Salvation”.

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It’s OK to admire certain characteristics in them – but it should be to inspire us  to live out our God given life not to overwhelm us. When we are feeling overwhelmed then we need to walk away from that.

Social media gives us snapshots of peoples lives and not the whole picture. So because we don’t have a whole picture to make a proper judgement, we shouldn't compare ourselves to other women.

Stop comparing yourself to other women

Comparing your clothes, house, body, car and life to other other women will always live you feeling defeated and unworthy.  And this type of thinking is a doorway to the enemy and we should avoid it.

The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy what God has made you to be. He doesn’t want you to know that you are “fearfully and wonderfully made” and God has purposed you for such a time as this.

More than anything the enemy wants’ to sow seeds of discord amongst Christian women because he knows how powerful we are as a collective.

When we compare ourselves to other women we fail to serve them as God had designed us too because we continuously believe that they have it better than we do.

But when we are content with who God made us to be, it's easier to see them as God’s beloved and to serve them as we would God.

If you find ourselves feeling jealous - it's just a big clue for us to work a little more on our own self worth with God’s help.

Paul was a great teacher/ preacher of the Word of God because he refused to be distracted from His purpose by comparing himself to other apostles.

Stop comparing yourself to other women

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Focusing on others and what they are doing will hinder your growth and rob you of your joy. It will undermine your ability to do all that God has called you to do.

Instead look to Jesus Christ who is the author and finisher of your faith.  Keeping your eyes on Jesus will always keep you perspective right.

You will see that you are unique and you have talents perfectly suited for you only. And when you do, you will be able to offer the unique personality traits, abilities and gifts God gave you to impact those around you.

God knew what He was doing when He made you. Every woman is meant to have a different life story.  And just because you don't have what others have it does not mean you are inferior.

Stop comparing yourself to other women. Stop being that woman that competes with other women. You are a masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus. Celebrate who you are in Him!

For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise ~ 2 Corinthians 10:12

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