I'm Jenny Free.
I have a problem.
I compare myself to others all.the.time.
I've already shared my struggle with contentment.
Comparing myself to others is another one of my major struggles
(oh yes...there is quite the list!)
This hit me like a ton of bricks today as I was stacking up myself against another one of my facebook friends.
Then it hit me just how often I do it!
And how it really promotes my negative 'self talk'.
Here's a sneak into my brain:
"Wow, she looks really pretty!"
I wish I looked like that, I look so bad, I need to lose weight, get new clothes, tame this frizzy hair...ugh....I'm sooo ugly.
"Her house is so amazing and organized"
I wish I had those natural skills. My house looks like a pit. I'm such an awful wife. I need to do better...
"She knows so much about the Bible!"
Why can't I know that much?! Maybe because I don't make the time. Gosh, I'm an awful Christian...I need to be more like her....
"Wow! My friend is really losing weight!"
I need to lose weight, Im so fat. Ughh.... I can't believe my husband can even LOOK at me!
Yada, yada, yada....
The list can go on forever.
This is not healthy!
God does not want us stacking ourselves up, then beating ourselves down for our failures!