The dreaded comparison trap.
We’ve all been snared by it.
Worse, there have been times when we know we don’t measure up. When we compare ourselves to others and we find ourselves lacking.
It’s just as easy to do this online as bloggers as it is in day-to-day life.
- You look at another blogger and see their pretty graphics.
- While reading through a post, you feel a touch of envy at their carefully crafted prose.
- You can’t figure out how to get more traffic to your the blog you pour your heart and soul into, and it seems like they don’t even have to try.
- Their post was featured this week, and you were really hoping this time it would be yours…
I hear you. Mainly because I am you. It’s so easy to let Satan slip in and get a foothold.
There are times when I know simply don’t measure up. That if you compared me to someone else, I would be found wanting. That’s part of the reason why I was so excited to come across Barbara’s post in last week’s link-up.We don't always measure up… but that's okay. Click To Tweet
Barbara wrote the most in-depth post I have ever read about comparing ourselves to others. Here’s one paragraph that really stuck out:
“Someone will always be better than us in every aspect of our lives: better-looking, better cooks, better writers, better home managers, etc. That’s no reason for dismay. We will be better than some in those aspects, too. That’s no reason for pride.”
I highly encourage you to hop on over to Barbara’s website, Stray Thoughts, and read the rest of her post.
And Barbara, thanks for linking up your post with Grace & Truth. You are more than welcome to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button for your post so your readers can celebrate with you.
Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each week. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who love Jesus as much as you do. Whoever you are, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
Join us each Friday for the Grace & Truth Link-Up!
1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent Christian Living posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.
3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!
4.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!
In order to be featured next week:
5.) Grab a button and/or link back to one of our hosts to encourage new linkers. This is not mandatory to participate, but is required to be featured.
6.) Each host will choose one blog to feature and promote via their social media channels next week.
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