Comparison Fast: Day 1 of Your Lent Journey
Do feelings of comparison ever overwhelm you? Do you ever say things like, “Why do I even bother?” because it feels like you’re behind in a game where everyone else is ahead? Does figuring out how you’re doing as compared to those around you dictate how you feel each day?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, I have good news. Today could be your first day on a journey to freedom.
But, I like to start things slow. (Okay, that’s not true. I like to start and end things super fast –get them done. BUT, that’s not the best way to proceed when it comes to beating comparison!)
So, your assignment for the next six days is to simply start paying attention to your heart.
Write down the moments when you feel envy (or jealousy) sneak into your heart. Start a log of these moments today. It may feel awkward to write them down, but please do it anyway.
Do this until next Tuesday (March 12)
I’d also invite you to study some scriptures this week, both from Corinthians.
1 Corinthians 11:1 tells us to be imitators of Christ. It’s hard to know how to imitate Christ unless we’re spending time reading the Bible–God’s word–and seeing how Jesus lived. (Hint: This is a great time to start a daily Bible reading plan if you don’t have one!)
Also, look at 2 Corinthians 10:12. What does it mean to measure ourselves by ourselves? Why does the Bible tells us this is foolish?
These are your assignments for the next week! I’ll write you next Tuesday with what’s next!
Here’s to overcoming and finding new freedom from comparison in the next forty days!
In His Grace,
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