It is SO EASY to be jealous.
It is SO EASY to envy.
It’s easy to believe lies.
“If only-you were-rich enough. As we all know rich = fixed. Always.”
“If only-you were-good enough. If only you could dance like them. If only you could be like them. It’s too late now, just look around. Started competing when they were 2, and now they’re soooOOOoooo much better than you.”
“If only-you were-smart enough. Look at these geniuses who don’t have to study, they’re gonna out there be makin some moneeeey!! It’s easy for them to live, just watch and see.”
All of these “people” are simply NOT ME.
Their character traits are just DIFFERENT from mine.
Their lives & mine do not intertwine.
AND THAT’S OKAY…
…because I am very happy with ME.
I am beginning to realize that I am simply not everyone else. It’s very clear when I write it down like that, but it’s hard to actually believe and be okay with.
My talents are different. My direction is different. My personality is different.
From everyone else
And it is okay. I am who God created me to be. I find comfort in knowing that HE made me, he created me intentionally and with a purpose. I have a different calling in life than the people around me that are “better” at certain things than I am.
The have traits/talents/things that I don’t, and VICE VERSA. I might be “better” at forgiving others than that “perfect dancer” I see on my instagram. Perhaps I am “better” at writing than the math genius in my Calculus class. Even though I’m not rich in money, I might experience richer joy in my day-to-day life than the excessively wealthy billionaire I saw in the news.
No one is perfect, and I’m learning more and more each day what it means to TRUST GOD when life is going well, AND when it beats me down. He is with me THROUGH IT ALL.
Sometimes I just don’t see it, know it, or feel it. He is there. He LOVES US. & I love Him.
I hope you find joy today, whatever your plans may entail.
13 “For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”