I decided to write on a topic that really resinates with me and hits close to home. In my early childhood years, I remember wanting to belong and be apart of something. I wasn’t sure what that ‘something’ was but I spent a lot of those years looking to things that had little or no value. In high school I remember a friend telling me that if I had ‘just lost 15 pounds,’ I would be ‘so cute.’ I did well in school but I was consumed with my physical appearance and struggled with a lack of self confidence. Fast forward to my early and mid 20’s and I found that I was constantly comparing myself to other women. I could share about some of the bumps and struggles along the way but I will wait until another blog post for that.
It has been a process but God has allowed for me to see where my true source of security & value come from. Not from others, my physical appearance, material possessions, or even financial status. And when I feel myself go there – when I start to compare myself to others or find myself wishing my life looked differently than what it is now, God gently reminds me that He is enough and I am able to shift my mind to what I know is true.
I know the struggle we have as women to compare ourselves to others and to chase after things that only bring temporary happiness and joy in the end. Unfortunately, we live in a world that tells us that being prettier, thinner, and richer equals success and value. Don’t allow your joy to be stripped from you because you are consumed by what you think your life should look like. I felt compelled to share part of my journey with you and my hope is that you are able to find encouragement in some of these truths.