There’s a common saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side.” And in our moments of honesty, we can often recognize the error of this thinking. This mindset happens when we look at another person & wish we had their life.
“I wish I was smart like they are”
“I wish I had their coordination or athleticism”
“They have their life totally scooped – I wish I could be like them”
“I wish I could be that kind of a leadyer, wife / husband, parent, worshipper, etc”
Here’s the truth: we are each uniquely designed with the suitable talents, gifts, opportunities, etc for the divine plan for which God made us. The grass for our path is appropriately green, distributed & manicured for the journey that God has designed for us. So my take-away point is this: keep you eyes on God & decide to trust God more than what you see, experience or feel
My dad was a really unique man & he didn’t seem to have any frustrations with his individuality. Thankfully, both of my parents have passed this along to me – they’ve always encouraged me to be myself & true to what’s in my heart. Now that I’m in my 40s, I believe that one of the best ways that we can honor God is to be true to God’s design & schematic outline in our lives. Trying to be like someone else is like slapping our Creator in the face. Comparing ourselves to others puts human limits on our Divine design.
So lets allow the genuine love of God to shape us into who God has made us to be – not quagmired or mired in human comparisons or confinements. Let love help you to be good at being you 🙂