Ever find yourself thinking the grass really is greener on the other side?
Often I find myself comparing my blog, parenting skills, talents and personality to others who I wish I could emulate. This of course ends in discouragement and dissatisfaction!
There are so many things that I try to do and be in order to match everyone else’s talents that sometimes I forget to just be myself.
I tend to be worried and stressed about doing everything and doing my best at everything. When that fails, I repeat the comparison game and end up feeling very insignificant. Somehow I think I should be able to do it all and do it well!
Perhaps you’ve done the same at one time or another!
But really, the truth is, each woman is designed with individual strengths and talents, perfectly suited to be who God created us to be! It seems as though we cannot, on our own, fully understand our specific purpose as a wife, mother, friend, daughter, and more without looking to God to show us our gifts and asking Him how we can use them.
In other words, we may not be what everyone else is, but we are the best at being ourselves!
How I Found God’s Will for My Life
The Lord has created us for a specific purpose and He has given us everything we need to serve Him in a way that is unique to us. God has created each person with gifts and talents geared toward specific purposes, bringing Him glory.
It’s what is called a “vocation”. And in these vocations is where we find and understand God’s will for our lives.
“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Wondering exactly what vocation is and how we discover ours? I want to look closer at three important words in these verses:
Join me as we look next at what Scripture defines as a gift, what those gifts are and how we can discover what gifts God has given us!
Read the rest of the series here.
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I do believe you must have known exactly what I needed to hear just now! I’m going to click through the other posts. This is something I struggle with…badly! Thanks, Jenn!
I hope you enjoy the rest! I felt like it got a little short on the last post but it was something that I really found interesting in the Scripture passage!
I compare myself often! Confidence is something that doesn’t come easily. :) Great post.
I really needed to read this today, I feel this way too sometimes. Your right, we forget that we can be ourselves and that is enough! Your such a wonderful writer Jenn!
You’re such an encouragement to me, Ashley! Thank you!
Looking forward to tomorrow’s post.
Excited for your posts this week!! I TOTALLY struggle with comparing myself to others (especially in perfect blogging world!!). Thanks for sharing this today! :)
I often compare myself to others in the blogging world as well–it’s so easy to do when everyone’s life looks perfect :) Glad to have you here!
I’m looking forward to the rest of the series! Comparison is such an easy trap to fall into… but robs us of joy and the ability to fully follow the path God laid out for me!
It certainly does rob us of joy! I may quote you on that tomorrow :)
I’ve been learning something similar. My focus has been more contentment with Gods timing in handing out gifts and callings. I loved reading your wisdom! I
Thought about subscribing here yesterday; now I’m sure!
So glad to have you along! Hope you enjoy this short little series.
So looking forward to this!
I pray it’s a blessing to you!