Comparison, judgement, and jealousy are my biggest struggles.
There. I said it. It’s out there.
For the longest time, they were such an incorporated part of my daily life that I didn’t even realize their existence. It wasn’t until I started asking the Lord to reveal to me the areas in which He needed to strengthen and shape me that I realized how consumed I was with these life- and faith-drainers.
I’ve come to realize that by constantly, often unconsciously, comparing myself to others, I am creating a standard by which I judge myself. While I’ve been pursuing a Heavenly standard, I’ve been living by an earthly standard that is determined by the people by whom I’m surrounded and even those I merely see on social media. How crazy is it that I have such a tendency to create a standard for myself out of a square photo on my iPhone
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