Midweek Mindfulness. The #monthoflove continues. I mentioned last week about the manner of our thoughts.  Sorting through the clutter and crowd, I detect a culprit.  Comparison.  Sneaky bitch.  She comes in many forms: the impossibly fit Lululemon clad Giselile on the treadmill to my left, who never wipes a drop of sweat from her brow. The Pinterest Parent of the year who is like MacGyver with popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners as my singular potted plant withers away from neglect.  There are other comparison thieves. {I have found ‘unfollow’ to be of my favorite features social media. Annnd I’ll save this topic for another post, but the freedom that comes with pressing pause on your notifications for more #inreallifeliving is powerful.  To reengage is to be revived.  #release #relief #revived to #relive

Sweet friends, comparison kills. First it kills confidence. A mind that measures your self to others is not only unhealthy, it’s unholy.  God’s desire is for us to see our value in Him.  Remember, we are His #divinedesign; the product of His hands. As we take hold of this beautiful truth, our thoughts can readily turn towards loving each other instead of comparing ourselves to one another.  We cannot freely share one another’s burdens, lift each other up, and reflect God’s light, if we are stuck in a comparison thought trap.  Comparison also kills compassion. We love Him more therefore we love others more.  Cultivate a compassionate mindset.  

And my prayer is that #Februarylovin is not merely a mantra to mix some #selflove in your soul.  That’s incomplete.  We can’t fix our deepest insecurities, fears, doubts and shame with a shallow buzzword.  He can, however, cure that #comparisonnculprit, and transform our distorted views of self and worth with His deep and everlasting love. May we let the #greatestlove He pours out, clean out the comparison clutter today.  Be well. Love well.  

“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.” {Galatians 6:4-5)  The Voice translation substitutes “your own life” with “story to write” and I just really like that. What story is God writing in your heart, mind, and life? 
#loveletters #handwrittenonmyheart #monthoflove #februarylovin #yougotthelove #youareloved #peaceinthepresent #peaceintheprocess #divinedesign #convos2connect 

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