Monday, May 1, 2017

Comparison is the thief of joy...




I just want to get real with you for a minute... I'm going to try to keep this simple and to the point. I told myself that when I blogged I would be real, talk about the good, the bad, the ugly and the fabulous of my life. It's not always glamorous, that's for sure.


Let's talk about comparison for just a hot minute. It's something that I've have struggled with for a long time and it's been on my heart lately. These last few months it's been and off and on issue for me. And it truly comes down to it being an heart issue.
I have been struggling with comparing myself to other moms, business owners, leaders, blogger's and sometimes even other Catholics. We've all heard the quote " Comparison is the thief of joy." and listen up... it TRULY is. I found myself swimming in  self-doubt, self-pity and just pure defeat. I was getting so caught up in what other people were doing, that I was losing sight of why I started following my own passions. I knew I was being called to follow and pursue my passions, to do more then the life I was currently living, to create the future God wanted for my family, and to walk faithfully in the path in life he set before me, but when I let that doubt set in... I wasn't being the best version of myself in any means. I wasn't faithfully trusting in him like he asked me too.
So after a few days of feeling down in the dumps about things, I made the decision to deal with this heart issue. I have been turning to God in prayer, looking to him for guidance and trusting him to place the right people in my life to lead me to HIS calling not my own. I have already been given such a sense of peace and know that is he is working on me. That in itself is so comforting. You may or may not be able to relate to this, but I hope in some way I can speak hope into some of you. If you're feeling like your not good enough or you're just feeling down in the dumps, you MUST turn to God to bring you that confidence, only he can fill those empty spaces, you know the ones, those spaces in your heart that feel like no matter what you do or buy there is always something missing. No amount of money, physical change, recognition, or status will fill that void. And comparising your story to other's will get you nowhere.


"YOU WILL SEEK ME AND FIND ME WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART."
Jeremiah 29:13

Remember lovelies," there are deep places within our soul that God hand- designed & reserved only for him to fill" Lysaterkeurst


XO,
Malani

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