The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?
January is a rotten time of year. Every commercial seems to scream “You are fat!” I don’t care if you are watching TV, scrolling social media, reading your email or picking up a magazine. You are bombarded with this message.
Then there are all the other messages that tell you are unorganized, lazy, or totally in debt.
I am not saying some of these things aren’t true, but there is one huge problem with all of these messages. They start you down a road of COMPARING!
I am convinced comparing is the go-to weapon of choice for the enemy. If he can open that door even a smidge, he gets you hooked. Your mind starts down a trail that is so hard to turn away from.
You try the first exit and it leads you to depression and despair because you don’t measure up. The next exit has you all holier than thou because at least you are not as bad as that person. No matter where you turn your focus remains on one thing…YOU!
Let’s get to the truth right now. You start worrying about what everyone else around you thinks. You are afraid people are not going to like you and think you aren’t good enough.
How do I know this? Because I have worn out way too many pairs of shoes on that journey. Can I tell you something I am trying to remember?
I don’t care if I ever look like those rich, skinny women, with the perfectly organized house and thousands of followers on Pinterest. If God wanted me to be them he would have made me them. God made me the way he wanted me with my own unique qualities and talents. I need to be more aware of what he thinks of me.
You know what he thinks of you? He loves you right where you are now.
He doesn’t care if you fit into a bikini. You are perfect to him.
He doesn’t care if your home looks like the cover of a magazine. You are perfect to him.
He doesn’t care if you have organized your entire life on the most beautiful planner money can buy. You are perfect to him.
There is no need to be afraid of what everyone else thinks because the Lord is ou light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of our life — of whom shall I be afraid?
Let’s not wear out another pair of shoes trying to compare our lives to someone else. Instead, let’s skip down the road of life together enjoying what we have and who we are.
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