Sunday, August 29, 2010
The Comparison Game
I honestly thought that I was past playing the comparison game until just the other day. I was having lunch with one of my dearest friends, (yes,the kind of friend that I would give my life for) and I found myself comparing my life to hers. Oooh, bad move! Her children all live close to her...my children and family live across the country. She has several grandchildren...I have zero. She has a great job that allows her to make a great living. God has called me to a ministry where I may impact ladies’ lives, but it’s not necessarily highly “profitable”. Gosh, all of a sudden my “pretty good” life didn’t look so great anymore!
Well, I knew that if I wasn’t going to plummet down that big dark “her life’s better than my life” hole, I had better do something fast! That’s when I thought of this scripture...Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." And ok, ok! I also thought of Exodus 20:17...”You shall not covet.” I made myself stop and really think about those scriptures. God has a highly individualized and specialized plan for my life. He has planned my life to look like no one else’s. I was allowing satan to rob me of my contentment with the wonderful life God has given me...a life that's supposed to look like no other!