Sometimes, all we need is a rest from comparison. A time to sit and reflect on all the things God has done for us. He has blessed us beyond compare, and sometimes it’s easy to forget how gracious and merciful our Lord Jesus is.
I often wonder what life would be like without any social media. I’ve tried to live without social media, thinking that it would bring me some sort of peace and rest. However, even without social media, we can still measure our lives with other’s and become envious of what they have. The Truth is, we were never meant to compare ourselves with other people. God created us in His own image. His creativity brings out the unique, one-of-a- kind characteristics that no one else has. Throughout scripture, Jesus talks about this and He says “imitate Me.” Jesus is the One who we need to look to when we feel like we’ve lost our identity. Searching for our identity in others will only bring envy, jealousy, hatred and bitterness. We have to look to the One who provides us with all the joy in the universe. He is the One who made a way for us to be in a relationship with God.
If it were not for Jesus dying on the cross to pay for our sins, we wouldn’t have access to God or His Kingdom. So, no matter what you’re facing, whether it be weariness or bitterness or doubt, just know that you are loved by the One who died for you and made a way possible for you to become all that you were created to be.
When you have Jesus living inside of you, you are worth far more than what the world says you are. Never forget that.