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Should We Compare Ourselves to Others and Compete Against Them?

Should We Compare Ourselves to Others and Compete Against Them?

Compare and Compete? OR Forget Your Failures and Know Your Value!     It’s typical to make comparisons in the world of sports, when competition is expected. It’s quite another to compare and compete against each other in day to day life.   So onto this today’s  inspirational thought…   “In Galatians 6:4, the apostle Paul exhorts you to grow in the Lord until you come to the point you can have the personal satisfaction and joy of doing something…

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Don’t Compare and Conform – Be Confident and Be Yourself

Don’t Compare and Conform – Be Confident and Be Yourself

Compare and Conform? The typical marketing ploy is to make us as consumers compare ourselves and our possessions to what others have and we do NOT have. The world’s overwhelming expectation is that we conform to whatever societal pressures seem to be the most popular or the most politically correct. In both cases, the notion that we should compare and conform seems to indicate we are NOT acceptable for who we are, and we need something we don’t have in…

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Avoiding Comparisons and Simplifying Our Lives – March 14 Inspiration

Avoiding Comparisons and Simplifying Our Lives – March 14 Inspiration

Avoiding comparisons and simplifying our lives. Sounds like a good combination! Often we add possessions or obligations to our lives when we get caught up in keeping up with others we compare ourselves to–yet those decisions tend to complicate and clutter our lives. We would be better off NOT comparing ourselves to others, and instead, being content with what we have and who we are. Doing so would then simplify and declutter our lives by removing unnecessary possessions as well…

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Sunny Sunday Again-Competition and Comparison vs. Promotion and Favor – April 19 Devotions

Sunny Sunday Again-Competition and Comparison vs. Promotion and Favor – April 19 Devotions

We had a beautiful, sunny Sunday again in Maine–and after our LONG winter, it’s such a welcome, refreshing change! This was another day of being mostly offline, enjoying the day, spending time with my hubby Dave, and getting some SEWING done. It’s nice to take a break from the routine of the week and NOT work on the weekends–one of those things I’ve been working on changing.       So onto Sunday’s belated devotional shares. Remember, you can read…

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