A few weeks ago, I re-entered the Facebook world. I had stepped back from it after a revelation in my life about comparison.
Facebook was a gate the enemy was using on me. I was allowing it to control me and that was not healthy.
I found myself looking at all the great women on there, with their clean, well behaved children. Their organized perfect lives. Their incredible birthday parties. Everyone else’s great fashion sense, etc, etc etc………..
It led me to compare myself to all of them. And to all of their stuff. And to all of their relationships. And that left me feeling like I was never gonna measure up.
It was cultivating a seed of jealousy in my heart.
I don’t throw fantastic birthday parties for my kids. We wear wrinkled clothes. We have discipline problems around here. I don’t have much fashion sense sometimes.
I had to learn how to shut that gate, stop comparing myself and start intentionally focusing on what God says about me. By doing so, my life has changed!
I intentionally have to declare over and over and over:
I am chosen by HIM (1 Thes. 1:4).
I am anointed by the Holy One (1 John 2:20).
I am a saint and loved by God (Romans 1:7).
I am enough for Him, and I am enough for my family. They weren’t given to me by accident. My kids and my husband are on purpose.
And you know what? They love their birthday parties. They love being home. They say things like “hey mom- thanks for washing my band shirt!”
Believing in Who I am in Christ, has allowed me to be REAL. To be who HE created me to be. Perfection is a liar. We are just regular people. Doing regular life in Plainview, TX . But we have an extraordinary God, who loves us, supports us, and leads us. I am so okay with that kind of regular.
So now, I can get on Facebook and enjoy and celebrate all the beautiful faces and beautiful lives I get to be a part of! It is so freeing. My identity doesn’t rest in what I am not, but rather in what I AM!
In this week of Christmas, I pray that you will have a revelation. That you won’t have to struggle with expectations and comparison the ways I have. That you will know who God says you are, and that you will have freedom, to be your real self. Just the way He created you. And that you will know the love of our Father like never before! Love came down to you. Love took on flesh, and became man for you. Lets celebrate that this Christmas!
We would like to thank April Hall for writing this post!