AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Can you believe it’s already 2017! The last year just FLEW BY!
As we move into another year, it’s obviously time for New Year’s Resolutions.
As you all know, I am working on hard on gaining some weight (and I have!) and getting my mind healthy and not obsessing over calorie counting. So, that’s a continual goal for 2017.
BUT, my major resolution for 2017? To stop comparing.
I know a lot of us women compare, even subconsciously. It’s SO hard not to when we’re bombarded with TV, social media, movies and everything else. But, there is something in me that tells me that I’ve totally let it take over my life and it’s one of the reasons why, if I’m being honest, I don’t feel 100% happy with my life sometimes.
I compare my blog to others. My body to others. My personality to others. Everything. And if I feel like some area of my life is not as awesome as some else’s, it gets me.
Liiike, all day. It RUINS my day. Just last week I got super frustrated with Mr.FFF over TAKING TOO LONG TO MAKE HIS OWN FOOD (and he was just cooking bacon) because I had just found out someone had more blog page views than I did, and I needed someone to take it out on.
How silly is that?
Lately though, all of my devotions/Bible reading time have had something to do with God’s peace. It’s crazy how when God has a message for you, it just KEEPS APPEARING.
So, I can sense He is trying to tell me something. He wants me to enter his peace, and comparing EVERYTHING in my life is not giving me any peace. It’s leaving me stressed, feeling insecure and inadequate and generally just kinda bummed out.
As they say “comparison is the thief of joy.”
So, it’s my New Year’s Resolution to get out of the comparison game. Do more of what makes me happy…and that is not comparison.
Last month I got a tattoo on my inner arm that says “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” and I want to read that every day and fully believe that is what God sees me as, no matter what my blog page views are, what the number on the scale is, how my hair looks, how shy and quiet I think I am and wish I wasn’t etc.
The goal is to “live loved” and know that is always enough when it’s my Lord who is loving me.
So, what’s your New Years Resolution?