We all secretly do it.
Compare ourselves to the people around us.
I catch myself doing it all day.
“Is ___ a better mom than me?” ” ___ probably feeds her kids way healthier foods.” “Does ___ drive a nicer car than we do?” “How come ___ wears cuter clothes than me?” “___ is so skinny compared to me.” “___ family has an amazing house, and we live in a tiny townhouse.” “OMG, I want her hair.”
It makes us sick…all this comparison. The constant looking around and checking out who is doing/wearing/buying what.
It FEEDS our insecurity and BREEDS jealousy between Kingdom Beauties.
Let’s stop for a minute and picture what our culture of women would be like if we had MORE compassion and LESS comparison.
That “skinnier” mom? She’s struggling to just “keep it together” during the day due to lack of sleep from a baby that cries all night. // Offer to babysit while she takes a nap //
That trendy chick with the amazing outfits you lust after? She and her husband had a huge fight last night and she cried herself to sleep. // Take her out to coffee and let her vent and cry if she needs to //
That “super mom” with the perfect kids, (whose pictures you stare at on Facebook) – she’s secretly battling postpartum depression. // Come along side her and be a prayer warrior on her behalf //
What a different world we would live in, if all of us Kingdom Beauties stopped wanting to be “more like her” – and only wanted to become more like Him.
Compassion, Kingdom Beauty. Not comparison.