It’s all loss compared to this

Philippians3-8

The comparison game is so easy to play… whether we’re trying to feel better OR worse about ourselves.

We make a mental list of “their” church involvement, “their” schooling choices, “their” accomplishments, “their” parenting skills, “their” volunteer work, “their” talents and measure them against our own.

If our list glows in comparison, we relax a little. We must be doing something right.

Of course if “theirs” outshines ours, we feel we’d better step it up a bit.

Wanting to be used for God’s glory is great, but is our spirituality defined by what we do or by our list of credentials?

Join me at The Better Mom today where my list falls apart.

I count all things to be loss…

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2 thoughts on “It’s all loss compared to this

  1. Andrea September 26, 2013 at 3:50 pm Reply

    Thanks Jen, this is what I needed to hear. I always know I’m not supposed to compare or certainly not “judge”, but I do anyway. Thank you for encouraging me to desire my relationship with Jesus over anything. God has given you such a gift of encouragement.

  2. Jennifer Ebenhack September 27, 2013 at 8:13 am Reply

    Yep, I do too! Did it again two minutes ago… “Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart…”
    Thanks for YOUR encouragement, Andrea!! So thankful for you.

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