As I stood in front of the wall-length mirror kicking and punching my way to a healthier me, I caught myself comparing my body to the size and shape of others . . . again.
There are not enough "sighs" to express frustration at myself for doing this.
Whether it comes to body shape, wardrobe, speech, profession, children, husbands, or the way we keep our house, most women are absolutely guilty of this side by side, I'm not good enough or At least I'm better than her mentality.
I hate it. Yet, my mind automatically goes there, and I have to INTENTIONALLY pull the betraying neurons back to truth. I am fearfully and wonderfully made—unique and beautiful to the One who crafted me together in my mother's womb.
Our journeys, the roads we travel, are completed in vehicles of grace individual to our experiences with God. The route we follow, with its peeks, valleys, potholes, and detours, is overseen by One who celebrates His creation. Just as the totality of me is more than I see in the ginormous mirror, the totality of each and every individual is more than their reflection, family, or daily habits.
I challenge myself—again. To stop comparing, yes. BUT, instead to join the Lord and celebrate one another! Dig beyond the surface and engage with the being inside the shell.
Moving with Scribbles—again,
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.