After I wrote my first post yesterday, I was worried I wouldn’t have anything to say. But that’s silly, I have a LOT to say. I was really just worried that what I did have to say wouldn’t mean anything, that my 31 days wouldn’t be to the same caliber of all the other wonderful ones out there. But those are the same thoughts that lead to silence. The thoughts of comparing and casting a downward eye on what I might have to offer.I am so easily sucked in to the comparison trap to tear me down or to build me up. Either way, it has the same crippling, silencing affect.
Any time we compare, we are putting more value in the world’s opinion that God’s. We are saying that the world’s opinion of us is more important that how the Lord sees us. We are allowing our minds to wonder to how we should fit a certain role better. It is discounting God’s wisdom in thinking we should have been put in a different place, a different body, a different personality. We compare because we are trying to please ourselves, not the Lord.
“For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be slave of Christ.”
If true healing is found in the blood of Christ, then I have to lay myself down as He did. I have to surrender my desire to be accepted and acknowledged by people. I must run away from the earthly standards I’ve been trying to fulfill and run hard and fast toward the Cross.