Monday, May 18, 2009

I want to be...

Some days, I have to just keep myself from comparing who I am to others. I'm not sure why I do this from time to time, but it's mostly because I feel inadequate in many ways.

I want to be thin like [ _____ ].
I want to be trendy like [ _____ ].
I want to be organized like [ _____ ].
I want to have a clean house like [ _____ ].
I want to be "green" like [ _____ ].
I want to sing like [ _____ ].
I want to be respected like [ _____ ].
I want to parent like [ _____ ].
I want to be prayerful like [ _____ ].

A specific name comes to mind with each of these, one of them might be you! :o) I realize that God does not want me to think like this, and I often have to push these thoughts away and ask Him to keep me content with who He made me to be.

"I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

It is perfectly fine to strive to be the best person God made me to be. But many times, instead of striving, I'm just sitting still and comparing. So I pray that I will change what I can (eat less, clean more!) :o) and not compare myself so much to those around me...


Nel said...

I know exactly how you feel... I have felt myself having those feelings often lately. Good Luck! And I don't think that you should worry about a thing ;)

Mrs. Haid said...

One of the tag lines I learned through my therapy was "compare, despair". Comparing oneself to another never makes for a positive attitude. So when I start comparing myself (especially physically or in terms of the world's idea of success), I have to tell myself "Compare, despair!"

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