You don't usually know what comparison is robbing you of in the moment; but rest assured, the loss is great. Why compare yourself to an unfinished product who's comparing themselves to another unfinished product?
Friends will either encourage you towards purpose or propel you towards ruin.
"Now faith, is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen"
To be honest, I don't always receive answers for my questions. I don't always know if something worthwhile will come of my efforts. I don't always feel heard. I don't always feel valued. I don't always feel secure. I'm not always sure.
Listen. I'm one of those people that if they cursed, it just wouldn't sound right. You'd much rather me find alternative words. You'd just look at me in disgust. Some of us are professionals though! It could go on a resume as a technical skill. You know the ins and outs about what words to [...]
If I'm honest, I still deal with questions and what ifs. One reason many of us are afraid to have doubts is because we think God will be angry.
I don't always know how to be happy and I'd hazard a guess that I'm not the only one. Life experiences and disappointments have taught us not to expect anything good or for it to last very long.
It's the trap of self-sufficiency. It's when we move from 'Yeshua is the Way' to 'I can provide my own way.' This proves to us, more than anything else, that we don't really understand what Christ did before, during, and after the Cross.
We can't go on living like what we do, say, or think doesn't matter. Everything you do is perceived as a direct representation of who God is.
This is the very same obstacle we face when considering forgiving others. "If I forgive them, it's as if I'm saying it was okay for them to have done what they did."