Dear Diary: The Trap of Comparison


January 8, 2014 | LOVE EMBRACE INSPIRE  | Tiffany Nicole
Dear Diary,

Today in prayer, I shared with my Father how frustrated I am with how things are going in my life. I really do not understand why certain things happen for other people and not for me. Funny thing is though I prayed to Him, I did not expect Him to answer me because of my frustration, but He did. And this is what He told me:

"My daughter, do not get caught in the trap of comparison, for it is a trap that will leave you feeling unhappy and discontent. Neither of those places are where I want you to be. For just as you were uniquely designed, so are my plans for your life. Stop comparing yourself to others, and don't measure your worth to me by your accomplishments, because only what you do for Me, in my name will last. Trusting in your accomplishments or abilities is measuring yourself against yourself. My word clearly states how foolish this is. "but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, they are not wise." 2 Corinthians  10:12
Instead my daughter, seek after me and my plans and desires for your life, and obey me when I call to you. I want you to be a reflection of me on the earth. 

One of our enemy's favorite tools is the spirit of discontentment, which ultimately leads to jealousy, envy, depression, low-self esteem, pride and many other insecurities. None of those things are of  Me. Eve was the first woman to experience discontentment, when she listened to Satan. Don't fall into the same trap.  Instead, I want you to walk with your head up knowing that only what I think of you matters. "For I know the thoughts I think towards you, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end." - Jeremiah 29:11. 
I love you my precious princess. "

All I could think was...WOW!  He really put a mirror to my face to show me my sin and to also show me that I have a destiny that is uniquely crafted for me. I quickly asked for forgiveness, as the revelation of my true heart was exposed. I could have easily gotten offended but then I remembered in His word that "For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as His child." He definitely told me some things I didn't want to hear but I sure did need to hear. It's good to know that I can talk to Him about anything. 

Until Next Time...

His Princess,
XOXO



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