For us women, comparison is one of the biggest thieves of joy
We are all guilty of comparing ourselves with other women, whether it be our best friend, the neighbour next door, or even the stranger at the grocery story. We compare our bodies, our personalities, our wealth, our children. We compare the lives that we lead, where we are in our relationship with God, how we serve Him, and even the different gifts and talents He has blessed us with.[/ezcol_1half_end]One of the biggest lies of the enemy is that we are less than enough. He constantly whispers in our ear that we are not good enough to receive the love and adoration of our Creator, thus leading us to continually break ourselves striving to do enough, to be enough to earn the love of the Father. And because we are made so self-conscious of our shortcomings, we tend to turn and grasp for that spot at the top of an imaginary totem pole. Because even if we fall short, we at least know that we aren’t the one at the bottom, the woman who is completely without a hope and a future.
All too often, ladies, do we lose focus of the Father’s heart and forget about the work that Jesus did on the cross.
You see, God has intentionally created us women different from one another, each having something unique about us to offer Him and each other. We subconsciously dismiss the fact that the body of Christ has many different parts, that each part is unique, and that each part has a special role to play.
For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’ that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,’ that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.” (1 Corinthians 12:14-18 ESV).
And we forget that Jesus’ death and resurrection has made us enough. We are enough for Him, with both our beautiful and our undesirable qualities. Regardless of our victories and our mistakes, He loves us no less nor no more than the next lady.
How wonderful would it be if we all were able to admire someone else’s beauty, some else’s life, without questioning your own?
Food for thought..
Love you ladies!