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How To Be Free January: Comparison

Welcome 2016!!

I pray that your New Year is filled with every good gift from God!

My weekly inspirational posts for the month of January will follow the theme of “How To Be Free January”

Although we can define God’s freedom differently depending on our personal needs at the time, there are some similar battles and victories that are common to us all.

The first whisper of freedom God reminded me of this year is… Be You!  Be free from comparing yourself to others.  You are not better or worse, less or more than anyone else.

Christ completes you.

“and in Christ you have been brought to fullness.” – Colossians 2:10

In Him, we are all uniquely and fully equipped to be the best we can be personally.

Comparison is so destructive to God’s plan of fullness and freedom in our lives.  It can leave us with a warped perspective; either thinking too little or too much of ourselves.

The freedom to just simply “Be You!” releases each of us to discover the depths of fullness God has for us and empowers us to love others completely without either judgement or jealousy.

Run your race.

As this new year unfolds before us, may we run with perseverance the personal race that has been marked out for us by God Himself, our eyes fixed on Him as He leads us, not being distracted by those who are running in the lanes nearby.

“….let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus…”  – Hebrews 12:1-2

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11 responses to “How To Be Free January: Comparison”

  1. So true: comparing yourself and what you have to others, is hard on the soul and just not good. I am starting this new year with positive thoughts for everyone :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. I have a bad habit of comparing myself to others especially when it comes to my blog. I took a two week sabbatical from my blog during Christmas break and it was so freeing and life changing. I wasn’t checking WordPress multiple times a day to see how my latest post was doing. God reminded me that I have a story to tell and that my blog is a way to get it out. Ive decided to not let it become an idol but a place where I can write down my thoughts.

  3. I think comparing yourself to others can lead to depression. My mom used to get so depressed around the holidays because she didn’t have the extended family that she thought others had.

  4. Comparison is the thief of joy. My focus this year is to find more joy in the every day life, and part of finding joy is overcoming thoughts of comparison. This is particularly evident in the “mommy wars” and on social media. It’s been a slow and painful process, but it’s a goal (resolution maybe?) to overcome negative self talk and find joy. Blessed to be your neighbor for both #RaRaLinkup and #TestimonyTuesday!

  5. How true it is to just “Be You”(yourself). I am seeing this even in my kids who are in school. The unspoken pressure to conform is scary.

    **I’d like to ask for prayers for my marriage and my family. Thank you all so much.**

  6. I am like that at times I feel like what I do is not good enough,like other people can cook better,do house keeping and when I was working i thought my co workers did better than me, it always hindered my life. that is why I want to thank you Dennise for the encouragement through this post.

  7. This is great! I’ve been focusing on freedom all month and I will be talking about freedom to be later in the month. We lock ourselves into to trying to be like everyone else, when the freedom God gives includes the freedom to just be. Thanks for blessing me with this good word. Happy weekend to you!

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