Mondays can be rough....especially Mondays after a spring forward time change. I really hope TN goes to not doing the time change next year. As much as I looooove more hours of sunshine in the evenings, I do not love dark mornings. You would think I lost a whole night of sleep instead of just an hour! But today is about motivation, not complaining!
Yesterday at church we talked about the common things we all struggle with: unfair criticism, unrealistic compliments and unwise comparisons. I've been struggling with this comparison thing for a while now - maybe my whole adult life. I even talked about it here as one of my reasons for doing the Overcome the Lie 40 Day Challenge (which I will give you a recap on soon since we are wrapping up). I know I needed to hear this yesterday, and maybe you need to hear it today. When we get caught up in measuring our lives compared to someone else's, we lose sight of what God says about us. I cried at church yesterday for the first time in a little while because that hit me like a ton of bricks.
You ARE God's masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10)! Plain and simple. That's His view of you. He knows exactly how He created you, with this incredible purpose to be fulfilled. Nothing else matters.
For this whole week, I am going to try my hardest not to compare myself to anyone else. Not to say mean things about myself - even in a joking manner. Not to think ugly thoughts about myself. It will be hard, because I'm terrible to myself. I'm going to try my hardest just to be happy that I have a Savior who has given me exactly what I need to succeed. And that He doesn't care what has been said about me, or what I've done in the past, He only cares about using me as a disciple for Him.