Recently I was writing for my weekly encouragement email and I said the following:
Over these past few months, I have met more women who have either organized or spoken at retreats or other events than ever before. I have been privileged to come into contact with women who are involved in other groups that glorify God and they have welcomed me with open arms. God is bringing women into my life in creative and interesting ways, like through random neighborhood apps, conversations in the women’s bathroom at church, or reconnecting me with a friend from years ago. **end**
While writing these words, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude that God is in control of such minute details of my life. The abundance of His love is earth shattering to me! But it was of no surprise when the accusers voice whispered in my ear “yeah, but”
“Yeah, but what difference does that make?” “Yeah but, look at how successful she is” “Yeah but, do you really think you could accomplish that?” “Yeah but, look at how fit she looks” “Yeah but, this has already been done before” “Yeah but, Yeah but, Yeah but!”
Ladies, I just want to clear something up here and now. Satan IS A LIAR!
There is no reason to compare ourselves to anyone!
Satan tells us we are not good enough. That we won’t ever measure up. That we don’t deserve. What a BUNCH OF CROCK!
Excuse my language but we have GOT to stop letting the deceiver have ANY say so over our life. We have GOT to stop him in his tracks with The Word of God. The Word that says we are fearfully and wonderfully made’ .. Psalm 139:14 and that we are chosen, holy and blameless before God.. ‘For he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love..Ephesians 1:4 and that we have been created for good works that God has prepared beforehand so we may do them.. Ephesians 2:10
We need to submerse ourselves in the truth so that the enemy cannot gain any type of foothold with his lies. The devil knows he can never snatch us completely away from God but he will sure grab ahold of our ankle in a desperate attempt to keep us from getting to where God wants us to go!
I pray that those reading this will be encouraged to not be involved in the damaging comparison game and live the truth of who we are in Christ!